Fine old master painting depicting Saint Peter and the Rooster, oil on canvas. Roosters in Catholic art are almost always associated with Peter, based on the gospel accounts of Peter’s denial of Christ and his subsequent restoration. Prior to being arrested, Jesus predicted that Peter would deny Him three times before the rooster crowed twice on the following morning. At the rooster’s crowing, Peter remembered Jesus’ words and “went out and wept bitterly” (Matthew 26:75). The rooster represents Peter’s denial of Christ and also stands for his remorse and repentance upon hearing the rooster’s crow. The rooster, as a symbol, becomes a call to repentance.
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Unframed 39 1/2 x 31 in.
Provenance: Francesco Gittardi. General Coordinator of East and Far East Gucci International, 1960's - 1970's. General Merchandise Buyer, Gucci America 1970's - 1980's.
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