St. Peter

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Giovanni Bonatti
Born Ferrara, Italy, 1635-1681

St Peter

Oil on canvas
Presented by William Shiell, 1956
Museum Number 1-1956

Peter was one of Christ’s twelve disciples. He was trusted with the key to the kingdom of Heaven, which he holds in his left hand. This is a traditional devotional image – an aid to prayer. The portrait's vertical format and the figure that fills the entire frame, helps focus the viewer's attention on the Saint.

St. Peter
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