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Peter denies knowledge of Christ; men play cards. Engraving by R. Delaunay after Marchais after D. Teniers.

  • Teniers, David, 1610-1690
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About this work


Bible. N.T. Matthew 26.69-75; Mark 14.66-72; Luke 22.54-62; John 18.17-27. The ace of spades lies at the top of the deck of playing cards. On the wall by the fire hangs a handkerchief next to a mark on the wall: a line intersected at right angles by three smaller lines. Above the fire is a candle next to a perched cockerel, sign of Peter's betrayal as predicted by Christ. On the other side of the room four soldiers move to leave; the first one carries a large flag


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified] (Imprimé par Ramboz)

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; image 23.4 x 33.3 cm


Le reniement de St. Pierre. David Teniers pinx. Marchais del. Robert Delaunay sculp. Imprimé par Ramboz

Creator/production credits

"Marchais" probably to be identified with Pierre-Antoine Marchais (1763-1859), according to catalogue record by the Bibliothèque nationale de France for print of the coronation of Napoleon "Peint par David. Dessiné par Marchais. Gravé à l'eau-forte par Quéverdo. Terminé par Pigeot"


Wellcome Library no. 22993i



  • French

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