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Facsimile: St. Jerome in his Study

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Facsimile: St. Jerome in his Study

1910 print after 1514 engraving
20th Century
14 3/4 in. x 11 in. (37.47 cm x 27.94 cm)

Albrecht Durer, German, (1471–1528)

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Facsimile Reproduction #18 of a metal engraving, from the Reichsdruckerei, Berlin on paper
Credit Line: Museum Purchase, Susan L. Mills Fund
Accession Number: 1938.165
The image of Jerome found a place in the pre-Reformation years in northern Europe, and it would be reproduced over and over again. In Albrecht Dürer’s representation, Jerome is depicted devoted to his translations of the Bible in the comfort of his study. The warmth and coziness can be attributed to the light that fills the room, which is further emphasized by the drowsy lion that rest besides a small dog. The entire surface, like the woodcut by Lucas Cranach, is used: an hourglass and hat hang on the back wall, and a skull rests on the window ledge diagonally across from a crucifix that sits at the edge of Jerome’s writing desk.

--Paulina Alvarez, December 2013

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

  • Image Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (24.13 cm x 18.42 cm)
  • Sheet Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 11 in. (37.47 x 27.94 cm)

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