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Peter Wtewael (Dutch, 1596-1660)
oil on wood, Framed: 43.8 x 60.9 x 6.3 cm (17 3/16 x 24 x 2 1/2 in.); Unframed: 28 x 45.5 cm (11 x 17 7/8 in.); Former: 42 x 59.5 x 6.5 cm (16 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noah L. Butkin 1972.169
Wtewael depicted the moment after the Last Supper when the apostle Peter (at the left) denied knowing Jesus in order to protect himself from Roman soldiers searching for Christ's followers. Few works by this artist are known, and he draws on an unusual combination of styles. The dramatic use of light derives from Dutch followers of the Italian painter Caravaggio, in vogue around 1625, while the twisting bodies, startlingly low viewpoint, and tight detailing come from a more refined, courtly mode more popular earlier in the century.
CMA, 1973: "Year in Review for 1972," Bulletin, LX (March 1973), cat., no. 127, repr. p. 72.
San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 9/13 - 11/30/97. Baltimore, MD: Walters Art Gallery, 1/11 - 4/5/98. London: National Gallery, 5/6 - 8/2/98. "Masters of Light: Dutch Painting in Utrecht during the Golden Age" p. 167-168, cat. no 13.
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