31.7 x 22.7cm image/sheet
Dürer made five prints of St Jerome during the course of his career. Jerome is one of the four Doctors of the Latin Church and produced the Latin vulgate version of the Bible. Earlier in his life he lived as a penitent and hermit in the desert, as he is shown here. The landscape setting, however, is inspired by Dürer's travels through the Alps and his studies of quarries and cliffs around Nuremberg.
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Editor), Jan Meek (Australia) (Editor), Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, 115 (illus.).
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Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991.
German Old Master Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Mar 1998–16 Jun 1998.
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006.
Great collections (2009), Albury Regional Gallery, 29 May 2009–05 Jul 2009.
Great collections (2009), Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 24 Jul 2009–30 Aug 2009.