Jesus appoints Peter as keeper of the keys to heaven; angels stand by. Engraving by G. Pasqualini after G.F. Barbieri, il Guercino.
- Guercino, 1591-1666.
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Christ's charge to Peter
Bible. N.T. Matthew 16.18-19. Peter holds a key in each hand (one for heaven and one for earth). Jesus directs him towards a chair, beside which stand two angels, one with a crown, another crossing his arms; this latter has a jewel pinning together his robes. To the right two men appear to be engaged in disputation. In the bottom-right hand corner there is a coat of arms bearing an eagle and a crown, above which is another larger crown
All. ill.mo sig.re.mio sig.r.e prōn colend.mo il s.r Francesco Gilioli marchese della Serra Conte di Saravalle e Trignano, e abbate meritissimo. Gio. Batista Pasqualino da Cento D.D. GF.o da Cento inv. Sup.ri licenza
1 print : line engraving ; image 49.1 x 31.4 cm
Wellcome Library no. 22612i
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