Saint Peter the Apostle, ca. 1470

  • Carlo Crivelli, Italian, active 1457-ca. 1493

Tempera on wood panel

  • Unframed: 12 1/2 × 9 1/8 inches (31.8 × 23.2 cm)

Gift of E. M. Sperling



European Painting

  • Christianity
  • Panel (wood)
  • Tempera
  • Man
  • Book
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Key
  • Venice
  • Apostle
  • St. peter

sold 1850s, Motefiore dell'Aso, Chiesa Conventuale di San Francesco (near Fermo, Italy). by May 1858, (Pietro Vallati, Rome, Italy). by shortly after 1859, collection of G. Cornwall Legh (Easton Place, London, England)

until 1926, inherited by Lt. Col. H. Cornwall Legh (High Legh Hall, England)

1926, (R. Langton Douglas and Colnaghi, London, England)

about 1926, F. Kleinberger (Kleinberger Galleries, London, England and New York, New York, USA)

1928-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Testi, L. Storia della pittura veneziana, vol. 2. Bergamo, 1915, pp. 612, 672. Valentiner, W.R. "Two Panels by Carlo Crivelli," Bulletin of the DIA 9, no. 6 (1927/1928): pp. 72-73, (repr.). Drey, F. Carlo Crivelli und seine Schule. Munich, 1927, p. 126, pl. XIX [owned by Kleinberger Galleries, New York]. Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 45, (repr.) [dates picture to ca. 1470]. Exhibition of Italian Art. Exh. cat., Royal Academy. London, 1930, p. 68. Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Oxford, 1932, p. 161. Berenson, B. Pitture italiane del rinascimento. Milan, 1936, p. 139. Van Marle, R. The Development of the Italian Schools of Paintings, vol. XVIII (The renaissance painters of Venice). The Hague, 1936, p. 13 [cited]. Richardson, E. P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings, 2nd ed. Detroit, 1944, p. 33, no. 34. Davies, M. The Earlier Italian Schools. National Gallery, London, 1951, p. 119. Zampetti, P. Carlo Crivelli nelle Marche. Urbino, 1952, pp. 30, 67. Berenson, B. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Venetian School, vol. I. London, 1957, p. 69. Crivelli e i Crivelleschi. Exh. cat., Palazzo Ducale. Venice, June 10-October 10, 1961, p. 74, no. 17 [entry by P. Zampetti]. Davies, M. The Earlier Italian Schools, 2nd ed. National Gallery, London, 1961, pp. 154-55. Zampetti, P. Carlo Crivelli. Milan, 1961, p. 82, (fig. 64). Zeri, F. "Cinque schede su Carlo Crivelli," Arte antica e moderna (1961): p. 159. Paintings in the DIA: a checklist of the paintings acquired before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 30. Valentini, A. and L. Dania. La pittura à Fermo. Fermo, 1967, pp. 15-16. Shapely, F.R. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, vol. 2 (XV - XVI century). London, 1968, p. 36 [DIA panel cited among series of panels belonging to Montefiore dell'Aso altarpiece]. Frederickson, B. & F. Zeri. Census of pre-19th Century Italian Paintings in North American Collections. Cambridge MA, 1972, p. 60. Bovero, A. L'opera completa del Crivelli. Milan, 1974, p. 87, no. 27. Pope-Hennessy, J. The Robert Lehman Collection. Italian Paintings, vol. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987, p. 224 [DIA panel cited in entry for cat. 92, An Apostle, both of which probably belonged to the predella of an altarpiece at Montefiore dell'Aso near Fermo]. Zampetti, P. Carlo Crivelli. Florence, 1986, p. 269; pl. 38, p. 269 (repr.). Lightbown, R. Carlo Crivelli. New Haven and London, 2004, pp. 187, 201, 202, (repr.) p. 201, (fig. 70).

Carlo Crivelli, Saint Peter the Apostle, ca. 1470, tempera on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of E. M. Sperling, 28.8.