Saints Peter and Paul

These two saints come from a polyptych (altarpiece consisting of several panels) in the parish church of S. Giorgio in Porto San Giorgio. They were presumably on the left-hand side (they face right) of the bottom tier (on account of their size and angle of view). They are probably linked with a central 'Virgin and Child' (now Washington, National Gallery of Art), and a 'Saint George', the name saint of the church, (now Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum). All are dated to 1470, early in Crivelli's career. This work shows Crivelli's ornate early style.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1430/5 - about 1494
Full title
Saints Peter and Paul
Date made
probably 1470s
Medium and support
Tempera on poplar
93.3 x 47 cm
Acquisition credit
Mond Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery