(active 1356-1372 in Venice)

Apostle Peter Preaching

c. 1370
Poplar panel, 24 x 33 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Lorenzo Veneziano fulfilled countless commissions in Venice and its vicinity that display a handsome fusion of Byzantine and later pictorial currents. His commissions included that for an altarpiece which was later dismembered. The central panel depicting Christ Giving the Keys to St Peter is now in the Museo Correr, Venice, the side panels were destroyed in Berlin in 1945. The five predella panels survived, they comprise the Conversion of Paul; the Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew; the Christ Rescuing Peter from Drowning; the Apostle Peter Preaching; the Crucifixion of Peter.