Offered by Jean Moust
Attributed to Pieter Neeffs II and to Frans Francken III
Antwerp 1620 – after 1675
Antwerp 1607 – 1667 Antwerp
Saint Peter praying in prison for deliverance
Oil on panel : 20,7 X 31,0 cm
Period wooden carved frame : 35,3 X 45,3 cm
Saint Peter was imprisoned by King Herod, but during the night before his trial, where he would have been sentenced to death, he was miraculously liberated by an angel.
Our unsigned painting can with great certainty be attributed to Pieter Neeffs II for the architecture and to Frans Francken III for the figure staffage. They worked very regularly together on the same paintings.