Saint Jerome in His Study, Vincenzo Catena
Vincenzo Catena
Saint Jerome in His Study
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Vincenzo Catena

Saint Jerome in His Study, ca. 1513 – 1515


Dimensions
64.5 x 94.2 x 1.8 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
839
Acquisition
Acquired in 1832
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

This painting by the Venetian painter Vincenzo Catena is characterised by the emphasis on the representation of space and the lack of an active narrative. As a result, the depicted objects appear almost like elements in a still life. The Church Father Jerome is shown not writing but engrossed in his reading, his head supported by his bent arm. Analogous to the concept of the picture as a window onto the world, the space has been laid out using central perspective, and is not a "study" but is opened up through the view into the landscape, in front of which the Crucifix rises in silhouette.

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  • 02:17
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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Saint Jerome in His Study
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Poplar
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1832

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 758

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11H(JEROME)12 St. Jerome as Doctor of the Latin Church in his study with book, pen and ink; lion and cardinal's hat beside him
Secondary

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05.11.2019