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Paul Rebukes the Repentant Peter

Guido Reni

Reni here illustrates an episode from the Letter to the Galatians in which Paul rebukes Peter as he sits on the ground, tears coursing down his face. The penitential theme was perfect for the painting of the Counter-reformation with its insistence on a sacrament rejected by Protestantism. Reni, who moved to Rome in 1601 but returned frequently to Bologna, painted the picture for the Sampieri family, in whose collection it remained until 1811. Reni swings between the classicism of the Carraccis and the naturalism of Caravaggio.

Download hi-res image TITLE Paul Rebukes the Repentant Peter
AUTHOR Guido Reni
DATE 1609
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 197 x 140
INVENTORY 357
ROOM XXVIII
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