The Tears of Saint Peter (El Greco, Mexico City)

The Tears of Saint Peter or Penitent Saint Peter is a c.1587-1596 painting by El Greco. It is similar to other works on the same subject by the artist, such as those in the Bowes Museum, the El Greco Museum, the national museum in Stockholm and others.

The Tears of Saint Peter
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ArtistEl Greco
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions96.5 cm × 79 cm (38.0 in × 31 in)
LocationMuseo Soumaya, Mexico City

This version seems to have belonged to the marqués de Legarda, who kept it in Vitoria. Electra Havemeyer acquired it in 1909 and then in 1930 by the Florida-based Cuban collector Oscar B. Cintas, who restored it. Finally it was bought in 1998 by the Museo Soumaya, where it still hangs.[1]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Seis siglos de Arte. Cien Grandes Maestros. México: Museo Soumaya-Fundación Carlso. 2006. p. 30


  • 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.