Saint Peter

The head repeats, with slight variations, a detail from El Greco’s ‘The Penitence of Saint Peter’; a composition that probably dates from the late 1580s and exists in a number of versions, the earliest of which is probably that in the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. This may be a fragment from a larger composition.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1541 - 1614
Full title
Saint Peter
Date made
perhaps early 17th century
Medium and support
Oil on vellum (?)
Dimensions
20.3 x 15.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3131
Location in Gallery