"The Liberation of St. Peter from Prison"

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1768-1799

GUSN

GUSN-17460

Description

Interior narrative scene showing grid prison bars silhouetted against bright light of angel awakening St. Peter in cell. Sleeping soldiers on steps at either side. Double-doored crypt beneath cell. Urbanscape with a quarter moon is visible in background. An arch frames the scene with inscription: "Raphael in aedibus santius vatica pinx nis." Engraving copied from Raphael painting--1513-14.

Details

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
religious art
ink
paper (fiber product)
Engraving

Inscription

Beneath image at left: ""Bernardinus Nocchi Deli"" and at right ""Joan. Volpato sculpsit""

Maker

Volpato, Giovanni, 1740-1803 (Maker)
After Raphael (Italian painter, architect, 1483-1520) (Artist)

Location of Origin

Italy

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

27 1/4 x 35 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Arthur and Susan Cabot Lyman

Accession Number

1978.4.2

Places

Massachusetts (United States)