Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, Gerard David
Gerard David
Saint Jerome in the Wilderness
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Gerard David

Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, ca. 1510


Dimensions
31.5 x 21.8 x 0.4 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
1091
Acquisition
Acquired in 1874
Status
On display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Saint Jerome in the Wilderness
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1874

Work Content

Motifs and References

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

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11H(JEROME)36 St. Jerome as penitent in the desert, half naked, kneeling before a crucifix and holding a stone in his hand to beat his breast; a skull (and other 'Vanitas' symbols), sometimes a scorpion and a snake beside him
  • 31A233(+4) kneeling figure (+ three-quarter view)
  • 25F23(LION) beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion
Secondary
  • 48C514 picture, painting
  • 73D641 crucified Christ with Mary and John on either side of the cross; Holy Rood
  • 25H114 low hill country
  • 25H112 rocks
  • 25G11 groups of trees
  • 25H2143 pond, pool

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06.08.2019