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Martyrdom of St. Peter, after the fresco in the Capella Paolina, the Vatican, Rome
Martyrdom of St. Peter, after the fresco in the Capella Paolina, the Vatican, Rome
Date:
16th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
41.4 x 54.2 cm (image)
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Europe
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IUC in the plate: Sancta romana ecclesia catholica et apostolica nullis sÿnodias constitutis ecclesiis/ proelata est, sed evangelica voce domini et salvatoris nostri primatum obtinuit, tu es iniquiens/ Petrus et super hanc petram edificabo ecclesiam meam. cui data est etiant societas/ beatissimi Pauli vasis electionis qui non diverso sicut heretici garriunt, sed uno tempore/ una cadanque die gloriosa morte cum petro in urbe romana sub cesare nerone agonizans/ coronatus est: et supra dictam pariter romanam ecclesiam Christo domino consecrarunt/ pelagius urbis romea episcopus omnibus orthodixis in j.c. q. vis distin: xxi./ Michaelangelis: bonarota i pinxit in Vaticano. Joa. baptista cavallerijs lagherinus incidebat;
Provenance:
R verso in pencil: The Rev. Noel Ellison;
LR verso stamped in brown ink: vg: 18th century Italian collector ?(L. suppl. 2513a )

Accession Number:
1963.30.36588
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

St. Peter, about to be crucified upside down, turns on the cross to face the viewer as soldiers prepare to fasten his limbs and raise the cross. A crowd gathers to watch.