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Crucifixion of St. Peter
  • Sébastien Bourdon
    born: Montpellier, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • Crucifixion of St. Peter, circa 1644–1645
  • Where object was made: France
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 81.4 x 62.4 cm
    Canvas/Support: 32 1/16 x 24 9/16 in
    Frame Dimensions: 39 1/2 x 31 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1984.0027
Label Text

Dynamic composition with man (identified as Saint Peter) upside down on a cross which is angled diagonally in the lower portion of the image. Men are hoisting the cross with ropes. The composition is filled with figures, and in the upper portion are two putti, a statue of a figure (identified as Jupiter), and a classical building.