About this artwork

Saint Jerome, the fourth-century saint who translated the Bible from Greek into Latin, is shown as a scholar in the wilderness, with a book and writing materials and his stone of self-punishment. The style of the painting, with its strong colouring and vigorous brushwork, is close to that of Mola, who was one of the leading painters in Rome in the mid-seventeenth century.

  • title:
    Saint Jerome
  • accession number:
    NG 29
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    About 1650
  • measurements:
    61.00 x 79.00 cm (framed: 80.50 x 98.50 x 5.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased by the RI 1830; transferred 1859
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve