Saint Jerome Emiliani Takes Care of an Orphan


Musei di Arte Antica

Musei di Arte Antica
Ferrara, Italy

The canvas, dating from around 1600, embodies the spirit of the place for which it was created, the Orphanage of Mercy. It portrays in fact, the moment in which the saint, founder of the order of the Somaschi Fathers, takes care of an orphaned boy or girl.


  • Title: Saint Jerome Emiliani Takes Care of an Orphan
  • Creator: Ippolito Scarsella
  • Date: 1595-1600
  • Location: Musei di Arte Antica (deposit ASP - Azienda Serivizi alla Persona, Ferrara)
  • Physical Dimensions: 102 x 114 cm
  • Provenance: Orphans of the Misericordia
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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