Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Repentant St. Peter

The Repentant St. Peter
Francisco Goya 1746 – 1828
oil on canvas (73 × 64 cm) — c. 1823

Mark 14:72 - And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

The cock has crowed twice. Peter realizes he has denied Jesus three times, just like his captured master had predicted.

Peter is shown praying with his most common attribute, the keys.

Goya probably made this painting shortly before he left Spain. It is not known who commissioned it.
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