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Title

St Jerome in penitence


Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Germany

24 May 1471 - 05 Apr 1528


About

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.


Details


Date

circa 1496


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Edition

ii of 2 states


Dimensions

31.7 x 22.7 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.c, [incised plate] "AD [artist's monogram]". Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of the Hon. Sir Colin Davidson 1967


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DO19.1967


Artist information

Albrecht Dürer

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'Prints & Drawings', pg. 115-122, Sydney, 1984, 115 (illus.).

Nicolas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, 'Introduction', pg. 3-5, Sydney, 1991, 4, 13.