Saint Jerome in a Landscape

The saint wears cardinal's robes and his hat rests on the rock at the right. Before him is the lion from whose paw, according to legend, he removed a thorn.

The style of this painting is similar to that of Pisanello, and the picture may have been attributed to him in the past. It may derive from a lost work by Pisanello of this subject.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1442 - 1461
Full title
Saint Jerome in a Landscape
Date made
about 1440
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
52 x 38 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1867
Inventory number
Location in Gallery