This oil sketch represents Subleyras's first thoughts for a suggested altarpiece (never realised) depicting the crucifixion of St Peter, to be placed in the Vatican basilica.
The Crucifixion of St Peter by Pierre-Hubert Subleyras, c. 1740
© Scottish National Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 47 x 31 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £40,000)
- Acquired in:
It is related to a number of other compositions of the subject by the artist. Of these, the present oil sketch best conveys the excitement of the initial conception.