The Tears of Saint Peter (El Greco, Barnard Castle)

The Tears of Saint Peter or Penitent Saint Peter is a 1580-1589 painting by El Greco, now in the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, UK. It shows Peter the Apostle weeping after his betrayal of Jesus.

The Tears of Saint Peter
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ArtistEl Greco
Year1580-1589
Mediumoil on canvas

Variants of the work are in the Museo Soumaya, Oslo, the Museo del Prado, the San Diego Museum of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art.

BibliographyEdit

  • ÁLVAREZ LOPERA, José, El Greco, Madrid, Arlanza, 2005, Biblioteca «Descubrir el Arte», (colección «Grandes maestros»). ISBN 84-9550-344-1.
  • SCHOLZ-HÄNSEL, Michael, El Greco, Colonia, Taschen, 2003. ISBN 978-3-8228-3173-1.

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