Adam de Coster Mechelen 1585/86 – 1643 Antwerp

The Denial of St Peter

Oil on canvas 109 x 131.5 cm.

Provenance

Possibly identical with the Denial of St Peter sold by Adam de Coster to the Antwerp art dealer Jehan van Mechelen, mentioned in a notarial document dated 27 January 16271
Possibly Vienna, collection of the deceased art dealer Bartholomeus Floquet (c. 1650-1690)2
Said to have been in the Visconti collection during the 18th century3
Milan, Koelliker collection, 2000


Literature

J.T. Spike, in: E. Capon (ed.), Caravaggio and his world : darkness and light, exh. cat. Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria 2003-2004, pp. 124-125, cat. no. 23
J. Bikker, in: idem., G. Papi, N. Spinosa, The International Caravaggesque Movement : French Dutch and Flemish Caravaggesque paintings from the Koelliker collection, exh. cat. London, Robilant & Voena 2005, pp. 36-37, ill.4
G. Papi, Gherardo delle Notti : Quadri bizzarrissimi e cene allegre, exh. cat. Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi 2015, cat. no. 52, pp. 238–239
A. Delvingt, ‘A Magnificent Nocturnal Work by the Flemish Caravaggist Adam de Coster’, in: M. Korchane, G. Perthuis (eds.), Varia : peintures, dessins et sculptures, de Coster a Hartung : acquisitions récentes, exh. cat. Lyon, Galerie Michel Descours 2015, pp. 13-19 (cat. no. 2), p. 18, fig. 4 (English transl. pp. 125-127)


Exhibited

Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Caravaggio and his world: darkness and light, 2003-2004
Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, Gherardo delle Notti : Quadri bizzarrissimi e cene allegre, 2015