El Greco 1541 – 1614
The Repentant St. Peter
oil on canvas (94 × 75 cm) — c. 1604
62. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
Peter, who can be recognized by the keys, realizes he has denied his master three times. He joins his hands in prayer, eyes looking to heaven.
El Greco made several portraits of St. Peter. He often showed the apostle with a white beard and yellow robe, just like in this painting.