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Saint Jerome
Marinus van Reymerswaele
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Marinus van Reymerswaele

Reimerswaal (Zelanda, Paises Bajos), 1490 - Goes (Zelanda, Paises Bajos), 1567

Saint Jerome

1541. Oil on panel, 80 x 108 cm.

Wearing a red habit, Saint Jerome sits at a table, pointing to his customary attribute, the skull that illustrates his meditations on the vanity of life. The bookstand holds a tome open to a page showing the Last Judgment, which alludes to his meditations on the end of earthly existence. Beginning in the fifteenth century, Saint Jerome became the patron saint of literati, and depictions of him as a penitent in the desert were joined by others of him in his studio, showing his work as an intellectual. In Marinus van Reymerswaele´s depiction, the aged and excessively thin saint directs an inquisitive gaze at the viewer. His forced gestures and the exaggerated shapes of his hands are characteristic of this artist´s figures.


Technical data

Inventory number
Marinus van Reymerswaele
Saint Jerome
High/Height: 80 cm.; Width: 108 cm.
Legacy of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916

Bibliography +

Friedländer, M.J., Der Hl. Hieronymus von Marinus van Reymerswale, Pantheon, 13, 1934, pp. 33-36.

Nowe, H., Keizer Karel en Zijn Tijd., Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, Gante, 1955.

Milkers, Anne, Omtrent Marinus van Reymerswaele, Gante, 1990.

Mackor, A., Marinus van Reymerswale: Painter, Lawyer and Iconoclast?, Oud Holland, 1994, pp. 191-200.

Castillo-Ojugas, Antonio., Una visita médica al Museo del Prado, You & Us, Madrid, 1998, pp. 89.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura flamenca de los siglos XV y XVI: guía, Museo del PradoAldeasa, Madrid, 2001, pp. 206.

Heck, Christian, Collections du Nord-Pas-De Calais : la Peinture de Flandre e, Bij Peeters, Bruxelas, 2005, pp. 274.

Borchert, Till-Holger, Van Eyck to Durer : early netherlandish painting and Central..., Lannoo, 2010, pp. 205.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (desde 1856). Núm. 1401.
Autor = Marinus de Reymerswale, Marinus de Zeeuw, llamado Marino Claesroon. / 1401. Asunto = San Jerónimo (Tabla) / Dimensiones = Alto = 0,80 Ancho = 1,08

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1942-1996. Núm. 2653.

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Location +

Room 056 (On Display)

Update date: 19-09-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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