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Maker(s):Pitteri, Marco Alvise
Culture:Italian (1702 – 1786)
Title:The Apostle Peter being freed from prison by the Angel, from Receuil d’estampes d’apres les plus celebres tableaux de la Galerie Royale de Dresde
Date Made:1753
Materials:Copperplate engraving printed in black on moderately thick, slightly textured, white paper
Place Made:Italy
Measurements:Sheet: 28 1/8 in x 21 3/16 in; 71.4 cm x 53.8 cm; Plate: 14 15/16 in x 17 in; 37.9 cm x 43.2 cm; Image: 12 3/16 in x 16 5/8 in; 31 cm x 42.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No. 34 in lower right corner; information about original painting in French and Italian
Accession Number:  SC 2014.51.1
Credit Line:Gift of James A. Bergquist in honor of his daughter Echo Bray Bergquist, class of 2008
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

Peter lies on the ground with shackles around his legs, a broken shackle lies on the floor near his waist, he looks up at an angel who has descended on a cloud

biblical; Christianity; punishing; men

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