Calling of Saint Peter
Giovanni Battista Lama (1673-1748)
Chalk (red), pen and ink on paper
Width: 20 cm; Height: 14 cm;
Inscription, stamped, ink, lower left & recto:
collector's mark of Robert
Witt, Lugt 2228b RMW
Signed & pen and ink, lower left & recto, Gio.
Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
About this work
According to the Gospel of Saint Matthew (4: 18-20), Christ was walking on the shore of the Sea of Galilee when he saw the two brothers Andrew and Simon – later known as Peter – in their fishing boat and asked them to follow him. Saint Peter is shown here spreading his arms towards Christ as if in response to his call.
Lama was one of the minor painters who worked in the studio of the prominent artist Luca Giordano (1634–1705).
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