The Denial of St Peter, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660

The Denial of St Peter, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660

oil on canvas, h 154.5cm × w 169.5cm × t 3.6cm More details

While Christ is being questioned by the high priests in the dead of night, Peter waits outside. A maidservant recognizes him as one of Christ’s disciples, but Peter is afraid and denies it three times. In the right background, Christ is being led away, looking back over his shoulder at Peter who has betrayed him.

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