Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome (about 342 - 420 AD) was a theologian, writer and hermit. He made the first Latin translation of the Bible, known as the Vulgate.

This painting was formerly thought to be an old copy, but since cleaning in 1984-5, it appears to be a work by Guido Reni himself.

Key facts

Artist dates
1575 - 1642
Full title
Saint Jerome
Date made
about 1624-5
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
111.8 x 86.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831
Inventory number
Location in Gallery