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The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew

Matteo di Giovanni

Italian c. 1430–1495

The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew

1470s

This painting shows Jesus on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, urging two fishermen, the brothers Peter and Andrew, to become his disciples. Jesus leans forward to help Peter out of the boat, while Andrew casts his net aside, symbolically leaving his old life behind. This panel was once part of a predella, a sequence of small paintings situated beneath the main scenes of an altarpiece.

Medium tempera with oil and gold on panel
Dimensions 11 9/16 x 12 7/8 in. (29.3 x 32.7 cm)
Object Number 1955.931
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955
Status On View

Image Caption

Matteo di Giovanni, The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew, 1470s, tempera with oil and gold on panel. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.931.

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