(active 1356-1372 in Venice)

Christ Giving the Keys to St Peter

Oil on panel, 90 x 60 cm
Museo Correr, Venice

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 in Berlin, 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.

In the central panel, the date and signature are legible under the base of the throne. The year is 1368 in the Venetian style, which corresponds to 1369.

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