Saint Jerome in the Desert

Taddeo Crivelliabout 1469

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The penitent Saint Jerome, who withdrew to the desert, kneels at the foot of a sculpted image of Christ on the cross. Although the viewer is meant to understand that Jerome prays before a sculpted crucifix, Jerome also appears to be present at the actual Crucifixion. In his cave lies a lion, the saint's attribute. Three books stand on the shelves, referring to Saint Jerome's scholarly endeavors.

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  • Title: Saint Jerome in the Desert
  • Date Created: about 1469
  • Location Created: Ferrara, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: w7.9 x h10.8 cm
  • Type: Folio
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  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=4113
  • Medium: "Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment"
  • illuminator: Taddeo Crivelli (Italian, died about 1479, active about 1451 - 1479)
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  • Subject: Dogs, Lions, Rabbits, Crucifixion, Saint Jerome, Prayer