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The Assassination of St. Peter Martyr, c.1509 (oil on panel)

This picture depicts the martyrdom of Peter, a Dominican Friar, on the road to Milan in 1252. As the assassin’s axe sliced his head, Peter reasserted

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The Assassination of St. Peter Martyr, c.1509 (oil on panel)
Image number
COU65709
Title
The Assassination of St. Peter Martyr, c.1509 (oil on panel)
Artist
Bellini, Giovanni (c.1431-1516) (workshop of) / Italian
Location
The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)
Medium
oil on panel
Dimensions
68.1x100 cms
Description
This picture depicts the martyrdom of Peter, a Dominican Friar, on the road to Milan in 1252. As the assassin’s axe sliced his head, Peter reasserted his faith, writing ‘Credo’ (‘I believe’) in his blood. The woodcutters in the background symbolise the brutal cutting-off of Peter’s life. Even the trees bleed at his death. The basic composition and the four central figures derive from another painting of the same theme by Bellini (National Gallery, London)
Photo credit
© Courtauld Gallery / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
Bible / biblical / Venice / venetian / Italy / italian / italians / european union / EU / Europe / european / Europen / Veneto / soldier / armour / saint / Dominican / stabbing / monk / male / Renaissance / halo / Painting / Mzpainting

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