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Penitent Saint Jerome
  • Italy
  • Penitent Saint Jerome, 1600s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 100.2 x 75 cm
    Canvas/Support: 39 3/8 x 29 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 45 x 35 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0129

Half-length figure in a landscape. Bearded man (identified as Saint Jerome) with a blue robe and exposed shoulders looking at a cross in the top left corner. He is holding a human skull in his proper right hand and resting the fingers of his proper left hand on his chest. His mouth is open and he has gray hair and a receding hairline. Red bishop's hat lower right. Foliage and dark blue sky with clouds in the background.