The Burial of St. Peter (from the Life of St. Peter series)

The Burial of St. Peter (from the Life of St. Peter series)
The Burial of St. Peter (from the Life of St. Peter series)
Date:
1460–1462
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool, Silk; Tapestry Weave
Dimensions:
246.4 x 124.5 cm (97 x 49 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Culture/People:
Franco-Flemish
Provenance:

The Bacri Collection
Crocker family (Margaret Brokaw Adams)

Accession Number:
1992.69.1
Acquisition Date:
1992-06-11
Credit Line:

Bequest of Marguerite Brokaw Adams

Exhibition History:

CPLH rotation, 11/95 - 8/97
CPLH rotation from 5/06 - 5/07

Per A. Bennett, 1990: This piece was commissioned in 1460 by Guillaume de Hellande, Bishop of Beauvais (1444-1462), and is the final panel in the Life of Saint Peter series. The original 11 panels were dispersed in the 18th c., possibly during the Revolution. Six are again in Beauvais, one is at the Cluny Museum, and one at MFA Boston. The first panel has disappeared, the third is in private hands in the U.S., and the last panel was lost, then rediscovered in 1854 when it was cut into 3 sections. One last panel is in a private collection in Paris. Plainly a fragment.

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