David Teniers the Younger (Flemish, 1610–1690)
Oil on wood
21 3/4 x 29 7/8 in. (55.2 x 75.9 cm)
Anonymous Gift, 1964 (64.65.5)
Teniers' talents as a still-life painter, observer of folksy figures, and popular moralist are amply evident in this panel of about 164547. By placing Saint Peter in prison (Acts 12:511) in the background of a modern guardroom scene, the artist makes a pointed comparison between everyday life in his own time and in that of Herod.