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  • Guardroom with the Deliverance of Saint Peter, ca. 1645–47
    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 1645—47. By placing Saint Peter in prison (Acts 12:5–11) 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.

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  • Guardroom with the Deliverance of Saint Peter, ca. 1645–47
    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)

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