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S. Petrus
  • Europe
  • S. Petrus, 1800–1850
  • Where object was made: Central Europe
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Canvas/Support: 19 x 12.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in
  • The Mildred Lee Ward Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0047

This piece is a rectangle image with floral decorations above and below a circular pictorial painted frame within the piece. Above the circular image there are three pieces of fruit, the center fruit is red and the pieces on either side are white. Within the golden circle we see a profile portrait of a man wearing a white and red robe (St. Peter). He is crudely/naïvely depicted as having a beard and wavy hair. Below the circular frame, within the floral design, we see text, "S. Petrus."