Albrecht Dürer -Saint Jerome in His Study


Giclee print of “Saint Jerome in His Study” double matted in a flat Walnut custom frame.  Certificate of Authenticity included.

Saint Jerome in His Study  is a copper engraving of 1514 by the German artist Albrecht Dürer. Saint Jerome is shown sitting behind his desk, engrossed in work. The table, on the corner of which is a cross, is typical of the Renaissance. An imaginary line from Jerome’s head passing through the cross would arrive at the skull on the window ledge, as if contrasting death and the Resurrection. The lion in the foreground is part of the traditional iconography of St. Jerome, and near it is a sleeping dog, an animal found frequently in Dürer’s works, symbolizing loyalty. Both creatures are part of Jerome’s story in the Golden Legend (c. 1260), which contained fanciful hagiographies of saints.

St. Jerome in His Study is often considered as part of a group of three Dürer engravings (his Meisterstiche), the other two being the well-known Melencolia I (1514) and Knight, Death and the Devil (1513). Together they have been viewed as representing the three spheres of activity recognized in medieval times: Knight, Death, and the Devil belongs to the moral sphere and the “active life”; Melencolia I represents the intellectual; and St. Jerome the theological and contemplative life.

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SKU: TRG-FRMART-000200 Category: Tag: Artist: Dürer, Albrecht

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 18 in




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