St Jerome Doing Penance in his Study

Luis Tristán1618 - 1622

Museo del Greco

Museo del Greco
Toledo, Spain

Saint Jerome lived in the 4th century. He was one of the great intellectuals of the Church as well as being a hermit. Such aspects are reflected in this composition through 17th-century desktop items, the skull and cross, representing the direct reasons for his meditation and penance, the apocalyptic trumpet (one of the saint’s characteristic attributes) and the Cardinal’s hat.


  • Title: St Jerome Doing Penance in his Study
  • Date Created: 1618 - 1622
  • Painter: Luis Tristán
  • Original Tittle: San Jerónimo penitente en su estudio
  • Type: Painting

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