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Jesus appoints Peter as head of the church; he instructs him to 'feed his lambs'. Engraving by M. Sorello after Raphael.

  • Raphael, 1483-1520.
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Also known as

Christ's charge to Peter


Only eleven apostles are represented


Rome (ad Plateam Pasquini) : Apud Montagnani.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching ; platemark 26.7 x 37.9 cm


Dixit ei Simon Petrus: Dominus tu omnia nosti. Tu scis quia amo te. Dixit ei Jesus: Pasce oves meas. Joan cap XXI. Ex peristromatis palatii Vaticani a Raph. sanctio urbinate delineatis expressam. Juxta Caroli Equit. Maratta exemplaria collecta servataque in Biblioth. Em. Card. Alex. Albani. Raph. inv. Michael Sorello sculp.

References note

G.B. Pezzini, S. Massari, S.P. Valenti Rodinò, Raphael invenit, Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 1985, p. 130


Wellcome Library no. 22615i



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