El Greco: The Repentant St. Peter

The Repentant St. Peter: El Greco

The Repentant St. Peter, painted by El Greco between 1600 and 1605 depicts Peter, with the keys to heaven, imploring God for forgiveness after having denied Jesus three times. Born in Greece (Greco means the Greek), El Greco spent most of his working life in Spain.

El Greco’s The Repentant St. Peter is in the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.

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