St. Peter, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

St. Peter standing at center wearing a red gown, green robe. Proper right hand raised. Book and key on chain in left hand. Rooster at lower left corner. Duplicate image of 2007.D64, but different color.

Remainder of title: /SAN PEDRO. SAINT PIERRE.
Additional signature: 125 Nassau St. New York, lower right corner (complete signature line in capitals)

Saint Peter was one of Jesus’ twelve apostles. A fisherman from Galilee, he is prominently featured in the New Testament as a leader in spreading the Christian faith. In art, he is frequently shown with the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. Here, he is also shown with a rooster, symbolic of Saint Peter’s denial of his association with Christ after the Last Supper.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
12 x 8 11/16 inches
Museum Purchase
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