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Saint Peter

Artist:
Probably by Giuseppe Picano (1732–1810)
Date:
1780s
Culture:
Italian, Naples
Medium:
Terracotta, traces of ground or white wash
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 13 7/16 x 5 x 4 11/16 in., 4lb. (34.2 x 12.7 x 11.9 cm, 1.8144kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Assunta Sommella Peluso, Ignazio Peluso, Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso Gift, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.70.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 550
Saint Peter and its mate Saint Andrew (see 2010.70.2) served as models for statues of the brother Apostles in the choir of the Oratorian church of the Girolamini in Naples. The statues were carved later (ca. 1795) by Picano's follower Francesco Vercella (Naples, active ca. 1790–1845).
[ Heim Gallery (until 1978; sold to Sackler) ] ; Arthur M. Sackler (1978–2010) ; [ his sale, Sotheby's, New York , January 29, 2010, lot 469; sold to MMA ]
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