Saint Jerome in a Landscape

Saint Jerome kneels before a crucifix in an expansive landscape. His attribute, the lion, who worked for him after the saint had removed a thorn from the animal's paw, rests on the path. The saint has a stone in his hand and wounds upon his chest - these are indicative of the self-abasement he inflicted for his faith.

A number of variations of this subject, related to the work of David, are known. This panel, which has endured a fair amount of damage, is problematic to date.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1484; died 1523
Full title
Saint Jerome in a Landscape
Date made
perhaps about 1501
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
35.3 x 23.7 cm
Inscription summary
Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2596
Location in Gallery