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.

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.

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