The Denial of St Peter by Rembrandt van Rijn was created in 1660. The painting is in Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 154,5 x 169,5 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
While Christ is being questioned by the high priests in the dead of night, Peter waits outside. A maidservant recognizes him as one of Christ’s disciples, but Peter is afraid and denies it three times. In the right background, Christ is being led away, looking back over his shoulder at Peter who has betrayed him. Read more in Rijksmuseum.
About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draughtsman Rembrandt was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden, in the Dutch Republic, now the Netherlands. As a boy, he attended a Latin school. At the age of 13, he was enrolled at the University of Leiden, although according to a contemporary he had a greater inclination towards painting. In 1624 or 1625, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden, which he shared with friend and colleague Jan Lievens. In 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students, which included Gerrit Dou in 1628 and Isaac de Jouderville… Read more