(Germany 24 May 1471 – 05 Apr 1528)
St Jerome in penitence
- Temporary exhibitions gallery
- Further information
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.
- circa 1496
- 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
- Accession number