St Jerome in penitence
24 May 1471 - 05 Apr 1528
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.
ii of 2 states
31.7 x 22.7 cm image/sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.c, [incised plate] "AD [artist's monogram]". Not dated.
Bequest of the Hon. Sir Colin Davidson 1967
Not on display
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991
German Old Master Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Mar 1998–16 Jun 1998
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006
Great collections (2009):
European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014