Landscape with the Penitent Saint Jerome

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1530/40

Artist:

Antwerp

About this artwork

In the 16th century, the port city of Antwerp was a center of the growing international trade in art; its artists began to produce paintings for collectors in addition to traditional images for devotional use. One new painting type was the independent landscape, an outgrowth of the lovely, naturalistic backgrounds that were one of the most admired aspects of Flemish religious paintings. Usually a diminutive religious subject occupied the foreground of these landscapes, providing an organizing principle for the panoramic view that was the picture's main subject. Here Saint Jerome beats his breast in repentance for his earlier worldly pursuits; the lion he befriended sits nearby.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 207

Artist

Jacob Patinir

Title

Landscape with the Penitent Saint Jerome

Origin

Belgium

Date

1515–1525

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

15 × 21 7/16 in. (38.1 × 54.5 cm); painted surface 14 15/16 × 21 3/8 in. (37.9 × 54.3 cm)

Credit Line

Robert A. Waller Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1953.27

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