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The penitent Saint Jerome
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1660
Cano, Alonso
The penitent Saint Jerome
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1660
Cano, Alonso

Saint Jerome was meditating in solitude when an angel sounding the trumpet of the Last Judgment appeared to him. This was a particularly popular subject with seventeenth-century artists and Alonso Cano made use of it to show his skills in the description of the angel’s foreshortened body as well as his interest in depicting the colourful, luminous landscape that opens out on the left.

Angel with the Trumpet of the Last Judgement
Pencil, Wash on yellow laid paper. 1660 - 1667
Cano, Alonso
Angel with the Trumpet of the Last Judgement
Pencil, Wash on yellow laid paper. 1660 - 1667
Cano, Alonso

An adolescent angel with his wings spread out is playing a trumpet. He holds it in his right hand, while the left hand rests on a cloud. The relation between this drawing and the following works: an imitation of Angel flying with Trumpet (previously in Gijón, Collection of the Institute of Jovellanos, destroyed in 1936), paintings of Saint Jerome (P627), around 1660, as well as the Angel pl

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