(b. ca. 1325, Firenze, d. ca. 1399, Firenze)

San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece: St Peter Liberated from Prison

Tempera on wood, 39 x 52 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Six predella panels of the altarpiece still exist, dispersed in different collections, namely:

The Arrest of St Peter (Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence);

St Peter Liberated from Prison (Museum of Art, Philadelphia);

St Peter raising the Son of Theophilus (Pinacoteca, Vatican);

The Chairing of St Peter at Antioch (Pinacoteca, Vatican);

The Last Meeting of Sts Peter and Paul (present whereabouts unknown);

The Crucifixion of St Peter (Pinacoteca, Vatican).

The scenes in the predella were grouped: those occurring in Jeusalem at the left, those in Antoch in the centre, and those in Rome on the right.

The panel depicting St Peter Liberated from Prison shows on the left an angel appearing to Peter in prison, and on the right the same angel leading him out past sleeping guards.