“And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”
Acts 3:16-21 KJV
Saints Peter and John Healing the Lame Man
Artist: Nicolas Poussin (French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 49 1/2 x 65 in. (125.7 x 165.1 cm)
Credit Line: Marquand Fund, 1924
Accession Number: 24.45.2
At the temple in Jerusalem where the old and infirm beg alms, Peter and John cure a crippled man (Acts 3:1–10): “Then Peter said, Silver and gold I do not have; but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” The measured composition is indebted to works by Raphael, and the gestures of the central group are reminiscent of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel. The canvas was painted in Rome for a merchant named Mercier from Lyons.