Saint Jerome in Penitence with Saints and Donors

In the main painting of the altarpiece, Saint Jerome is on a panel in the centre. To either side are saints connected with him: Pope Damasus and Saint Eusebius on the left, and Saint Paula with a book and Saint Eustochium with a lily on the right. In the foreground, either side of the panel with Saint Jerome, two donors kneel, possibly Gerolamo di Piero di Cardinale Rucellai (died 1497?) and his son.

Four more scenes are illustrated on the predella, or lower section of the altarpiece.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1446 - 1497
Full title
Saint Jerome in Penitence with Saints and Donors
Date made
about 1490
Medium and support
Tempera on poplar?
235 x 258 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: S. Gerolamo Altarpiece

Francesco Botticini
about 1490
Francesco Botticini: 'Scenes from the Life of Saint Jerome: Predella'