Due Apostoli (Late 16th century)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594)

Due Apostoli (Two Apostles)
Late 16th century
Oil on canvas, 47 x 38.7 cm
Barnes FoundationPhiladelphia

This painting is likely a fragment of (or perhaps a study for) a larger painting of the Last Supper. Although the figures are unnamed, we can speculate on their identities by looking at other Renaissance examples of the Last Supper, such as the famous fresco by Leonard da Vinci in Milan. The figures here might be Saint Peter on the right (his white beard and hair are similar to other representations), and Saint Andrew to the left. (BF)