Saint Jerome Penitent
El Greco - 1610-1614
800 x 1213 • 130 KB
Jerome, the fourth century saint who forsook a life of wealth to live as a hermit in the desert became in Christian art the personification of an ascetic life of meditation and prayer. This unfinished canvas, which was found in the artist’s studio, is especially important because it shows the first stages of El Greco’s underpainting technique, before the brilliant colour glazes were added.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1610-1614
Artist age:Approximately 73 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 166 cm (65.35 in.), Width: 110 cm (43.31 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 16 October 2008.
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