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The liberation of St Peter (Acts 12:1-11), record of the painting (whereabouts unknown) in the Liber Veritatis; interior, with an angel touching Peter's shoulder in foreground, and another figure beyond at r
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper
- Production date
Height: 197 millimetres
Width: 265 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing represents the only pure figure subject and the only interior which Claude is known to have painted.
The 1998 Exhibition label text:
The subject is not unusual in Italian painting but it is unique in Claude's art. It records a painting made for Angelo Giorio, the papal chamberlain. It has been pointed out that the subject would have had a special significance for Giorio whose first name and whose office both suggest a ministering angel in the service of St Peter.
See 1957,1214.6 for information on the Liber Veritatis.
Kitson, Liber Veritatis:
Unknown. Röthlisberger has suggested (RD, 377) that the painting was probably small and on copper.
Earlom, 51; Caracciolo, 51.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977, BM, Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis
1998 Jun-Sep 1998, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Claude Lorrain, no.51
1998/9 Sep -Jan 1999, BM, Claude Lorrain, no.51
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Accepted by H M Government in lieu of tax on the estate of the 9th Duke of Devonshire.
See M. Kitson's 'Claude Lorrain: Liber Veritatis', pp. 28-9, for a full account of the provenance of the sketch-book.
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