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Saint Jerome
Herrera the Elder, Francisco de
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Herrera the Elder, Francisco de

Sevilla, 1590 - Madrid, 1654

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Saint Jerome

1640 - 1645. Oil on canvas. Not on display

Saint Jerome is seen in his retreat, studying and reading while listening to the trumpet of the Last Judgment. This is a characteristic work from Herrera’s mature period, which was characterised by a vigorous, energetic brushstroke and human types imbued with vitality and inner force. Also typical of the artist is the construction of the tunic, a fluid, almost monochrome area of paint with soft, luminous folds.


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Inventory number
Herrera the Elder, Francisco de
Saint Jerome
1640 - 1645
Height: 143 cm; Width: 100 cm
Sala Retiro, Madrid, 13-6-2002, (lot 298); Óscar Alzaga Villaamil Collection, Madrid; donation of Óscar Alzaga Villaamil to the Prado Museum, 2017

Bibliography +

Sala Retiro. Subasta extraordinaria, Lote 298, 2002 13 de junio, pp. lote 298.

Navarrete Prieto, Benito, De Herrera a Velázquez. El primer naturalismo en Sevilla, Fundación Focus-Abengoa; Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Sevilla; Bilbao, 2005, pp. 158-59, nº 16.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, Francisco de Herrera el Viejo, "San Jerónimo", En: La donación Óscar Alzaga, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2017, pp. 30-33.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, "Francisco de Herrera el Viejo, San Jerónimo, h. 1640-45", en Memoria de actividades 2017, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2018, pp. 96-98.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2946.

Inscriptions + de Herrera
Signed. Front, lower left corner

Exhibitions +

The Óscar Alzaga Donation
07.11.2017 - 25.06.2018

Displayed objects +



Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 19-09-2017

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