Peter's Betrayal


Artist
Otto Dix (German, 1891 – 1969)
Date
1960
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet : 11 1/2 x 9 in. (29.21 x 22.86 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2015.58.19

Label
Matthew 26:69-75. Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant-girl came to him and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.” But he denied it before all of them, saying, “I do not know what you are talking about.” When he went out to the porch, another servant-girl saw him, and she said to the by-standers, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” Again he denied it with an oath, “I do not know the man.” After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Certainly you are also one of them, for your accent betrays you.” Then he began to curse, and he swore an oath, “I do not know the man!” At that moment the cock crowed. Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said: “Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

Object Type
Print
Academic Themes
New Testament Stories