About This Artwork

Jusepe de Ribera
Spanish, 1588–1652

Penitent Saint Peter, 1628/32

Oil on canvas
49 3/4 x 38 1/4 in. (126.5 x 97 cm)
"Jusepe de Rib/espanol F"

Mrs. Goldabelle Macomb Finn Fund, with additional support from friends of the European Painting Department, Mrs. James W. Alsdorf, Mrs. Edward McCormick Blair, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Gidwitz, Josephine and John J. Louis, Jr., the Otto L. and Hazel T. Rhoades Fund and Mrs. George B. Young; L.L. A.S. Coburn Endowment, 1993.60

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Naples, Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Jusepe de Ribera, 1591–1652, February 27-May 17, 1992, no. 30.

Madrid, Museo del Prado, Jusepe de Ribera, 1591–1652, July 2-August 16, 1992, no. 27.

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jusepe de Ribera, 1591–1652, September 18-November 29, 1992, no. 21.

Publication History

William B. Jordan, review of Jusepe de Ribera, 1591–1652, in Burlington Magazine, 134 (1992), p. 625.

Paul Jeromack, “Panorama del collezionismo pubblico nell’America del Nord, 1990–1995,” Pittura italiana antica: artisti e opere del Seicento e del Settecento, Milan, 1995, p. 58.

Victor I. Stoichita, Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art, London, 1995, pp. 155 (ill.), 170-71.

Ferdinando Bologna, “Per Giovanni Ricca; con qualche aggiunta a Enrico Fiammingo, al Monrealese e a Gian Giacomo Manecchia,” Scritti in memoria di Raffaello Causa, Naples, 1996, pp. 15, 36 n. 32.

Nicola Spinosa, Ribera, Naples, 2003, pp. 107, 238 n. 77, 272, no. A67 (ill.).

Martha Wolff, “Saint Peter Penitent,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 30, 1, 2004, pp. 58-59 (color ills.).

Nicola Spinosa, Ribera, Naples, 2006 (revised from 2003 1st ed.), pp. 107, 238, 292, no. A80 (ill.)

Ownership History

Sir Stephenson Clarke, Northumberland (d. 1891; recorded in 1891 inventory); by descent to heirs of Robert Clarke; bought by Matthiesen, London; sold to the Art Institute, 1992.




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