Saint Peter

Companion to John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cat. 241b)

Cosimo Tura (Cosmè Tura), Italian (active Ferrara), first documented 1430, died 1495

Made in Ferrara, Italy, Europe

c. 1473

Tempera on panel

9 3/8 × 5 5/8 inches (23.8 × 14.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor (Dorrance Galleries)

Accession Number:
Cat. 241a

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Tura was the principal painter of the court of the ruling Este family in Ferrara. He undoubtedly met the Netherlandish master Rogier van der Weyden in Ferrara in 1450. The detailed drawings that Tura used in the preparation of this panel and its companions indicate that he may have learned Netherlandish drawing techniques directly from Van der Weyden.

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