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The penitent Saint Jerome
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The penitent Saint Jerome

1525 - 1530. Oil on panel. Not on display

Located against a background landscape resembling those of Joachim Patinir (c. 1480-1524), Saint Jerome kneels in prayer before a crucifix and skull. In this case he is not depicted inside a cave or by its entrance. His red robe and hat identify him as a cardinal while the book refers to his role as a Father of the Church and the translator of the Bible into Latin. Behind him is the lion who accompanied him in the wilderness.

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Inventory number
The penitent Saint Jerome
1525 - 1530
Height: 73 cm.; Width: 54.5 cm.
Acquired by the State for the Prado Museum, 2013.

Bibliography +

Perera, J. H., Museo Español del Maestro de las Medias Figuras, Goya, 49, 1962, pp. 2-11.

Koch, Robert A., Joachim Patinir, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1968, pp. 56-65.

Díaz Padrón, Matías, Nuevas pinturas del Maestro de las Medias Figuras, Archivo Español de Arte, CCX, 1980, pp. 169-184.

Díaz Padrón, Matías, Pinturas flamencas del XVI: Tablas del Maestro de las Medias Figuras identificadas en España, Archivo Español de Arte, CCXIX, 1982, pp. 273-286.

Genaille, R., A propos du Maître dit des demi-figures féminines, Annuaire des Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, 1985, pp. 137-176.

Genaille, R., A propós du Maître dit des demi-figures féminines, Jaarboek Koninklijk Museum voor Schonen Kunsten Antwerpen, 1985, pp. 137-176.

Martens, D., Une Cruxifixion flamande et sa descendence au XVIe siècle, Annuaire des Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, 1990, pp. 237-270.

Konowitz, E, The Master of tha Femlae Half-Lrnghs group, eclecticism, and novelty, Oud Holland, 113, 1999, pp. 1-12.

Silva Maroto, Pilar, Anónimo. 'San Jerónimo penintente' En: Museo Nacional del Prado. Memoria de actividades 2013, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2014, pp. 80-83.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2863.

Displayed objects +




Update date: 26-10-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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