Angel Appearing to St. Peter

1814–16
Washington Allston (American, 1779–1843)


Dimensions

Sheet: 16.7 x 16.1 cm (6 9/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.937

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on light blue paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Study for painting 21.1379; the angel is similar to the one in the right background of Jacob’s Dream (outlines and sketches).
also graphite pencil drawing on verso: sketch of a woman supporting a corpse and facing the same angel without wings traced in reverse. Study for Christ healing the Sick 76.764

Provenance

Allston Trust; gift to MFA, October 1941.

Credit Line

Gift of Allston Trust, by exchange