Recognising saints: lion

A lion is the common attribute of Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome is reputed to have removed a thorn from a lion’s paw while living as a hermit in the desert.

Saint Jerome was a biblical scholar who made the first translation of the Bible in Latin.

Bono da Ferrara, Saint Jerome in a Landscape
Bono da Ferrara, Saint Jerome in a Landscape, about 1440


Saint Jerome in a Landscape
Bono da Ferrara
about 1440

Explore more images of Saint Jerome in the collection

Saint Jerome in a Rocky Landscape
Saint Jerome in a Rocky Landscape
Workshop of Joachim Patinir
Saint Jerome in a Landscape
Saint Jerome in a Landscape
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
Saint Jerome
Saint Jerome
Carlo Crivelli
Saint Jerome
Saint Jerome
Albrecht Dürer
Saint Jerome and the Lion: Predella Panel
Saint Jerome and the Lion: Predella Panel
Fra Filippo Lippi and workshop
 
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