Unknown artist (Italian, 17th century?), after Reni, Guido (1575-1642; Italian)
The Repentance of St Peter
Oil on canvas, 132.1 x 104.2 cm
Bequest of Canon Bromby, D.D., 1889
National Gallery of Victoria (p.314.4-1)
Listed in 1894 and 1905 as “in the manner of Guido Reni,” this canvas was not included in Ursula Hoff’s various catalogues of the Gallery’s “before 1800” paintings (1961-1995), implying that it was probably produced in the 19th century.
However, in the gallery’s current online catalogue, it is listed as a 17th century work after Reni. I have yet to see this work or a reproduction.
For Italian Baroque painter Reni and his later reputation, see linked artist entry.
AR 1889, p.43 (as by an unknown artist); NGV 1894, V.vii.1; NGV 1905, V.iv.6
See (not illustrated; indicating a 17th-century date)