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Saint Jerome in Penitence

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

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1525–30

Artist:

Master of the Lille Adoration
Netherlandish, active about 1520-40

About this artwork

Saint Jerome, known for translating the Bible into Latin, was a popular subject for paintings in the Renaissance, a period of renewed interest in secular and religious learning. Artists typically depicted him as a scholar in his study or as an ascetic in the wilderness, but this portrait-like image combines both themes. The books before him on the desk suggest his learned character, while the crucifix and skull he contemplates as he beats his breast with a rock evoke his hermetic activities. The saint displays the nervous, exaggerated gestures often found in work by this artist, known as the Master of the Lille Adoration.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Title

Saint Jerome in Penitence

Date

1525–1530

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

34.2 × 25.3 cm (13 1/2 × 10 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Suzette and Eugene Davidson

Reference Number

2016.435

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