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Saint Jerome in the Wilderness

A work made of woodcut in black on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut in black on paper.




Nicolò Boldrini (Italian, c. 1500–1566)
after Titian (Italian, c. 1488-1576)

About this artwork

After having a vision in which he was judged before God for his failure to convert to Christianity, Saint Jerome retreated to the Syrian desert to seek penance. Niccolò Boldrini’s large-scale woodcut shows a minute Jerome living in peace with a pride of lions, who are grateful to him for removing a thorn from one of their paws. Boldrini worked closely with Titian, to whom this print has sometimes been credited. Titian controlled the details of the composition; however, Boldrini cut and printed the woodblock.


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Nicolò Boldrini


Saint Jerome in the Wilderness


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Woodcut in black on paper


38.2 × 52.7 cm (15 1/16 × 20 3/4 in.)

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Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

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