Matteo di Giovanni
Italian c. 1430–1495
The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew
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)|
|Acquisition||Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955|
Matteo di Giovanni, The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew, 1470s, tempera with oil and gold on panel. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.931.