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Title

St Jerome in penitence

circa 1496

Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Germany

24 May 1471 - 05 Apr 1528

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1496
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    engraving on white wove paper
    Edition
    ii of 2 states
    Dimensions
    31.7 x 22.7 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed lower 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Albrecht Dürer

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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