An image of St Jerome in penitence

Albrecht Dürer

(Germany 24 May 1471 – 05 Apr 1528)

St Jerome in penitence

Location
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.

Year
circa 1496
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
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
Accession number
DO19.1967