“The liberation of Saint Peter” of Ribera conserved

Since 2015, Patrimonio Nacional (under which the Spanish State’s Palaces are administered), has conserved 9 paintings by José de Ribera. The conservation has been carried out by Rafael Alonso.

The latest was of the painting “The Liberation of Saint Peter”, which is in the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Conservation has uncovered the artist’s signature and a possible date of creation 1631 or 1634. A pentimento of the angel’s left arm has also been revealed,

You can see some very interesting videos, with details of the restoration, in this twitter thread posted by Patrimonio Nacional.


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