Saint Jerome
This painting is part of the group: High Altarpiece, S. Alessandro, Brescia

This is one of the panels of the high altarpiece of the church of S. Alessandro, Brescia. It shows Saint Jerome, a monk and scholar who lived in Constantinople and Rome around AD341-420. He was appointed as secretary to Pope Damasus I for whom he made the first translation of the Bible in Latin. He was also a hermit who spent many years in the desert, and here, he is depicted in penitence with his emblems of a lion, a stone and a crucifix.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1484 - about 1560
Full title
Saint Jerome
Group
Date made
about 1524
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
159.1 x 64.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1857
Inventory number
NG297.3
Location in Gallery

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