Saint Jerome in the Wilderness
Paolo Veronese - circa 1580
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Samuel H Kress Collection, 1961. Saint Jerome was an important subject for artists of both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Here the saint is represented during his withdrawal from Rome to the Holy Land, where he lived as a hermit in the wilderness. Although the dense foliage and distant hills are those of the Italian Alps, not the Holy Land, the artist has relied upon traditionaly iconography. According to legend, the lion was the saint's constant companion, while the skull underneath the book refers to the brevity of life.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1580
Artist age:Approximately 52 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 108 cm (42.52 in.), Width: 84.1 cm (33.11 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 15 November 2013.
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