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St. Jerome
  • Januarius Johann Rasso Zick
    born: Munich, Electorate of Bavaria (present-day Germany) ; died: Ehrenbreitstein, Electorate of Trier (present-day Germany)
  • St. Jerome, circa 1770
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 28.5 x 20.3 cm
    Canvas/Support: 11 1/4 x 8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0037
Label Text

Figure in an interior. Semi-nude bearded man (identified as Saint Jerome) seated before a table looking at a crucifix in the upper left. Lion above him upper right in the diagonal rays light (from a window?). He has a pink robe wrapped around his waist and is barefoot. His proper left hand rests on a large book open on a table. An hourglass and human skull are center left. A red hat (identified as a bishop’s hat) is in the bottom left corner. There is a bookcase with books in the background.