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Saint Jerome in His Study

Albrecht Dürer, a virtuoso printmaker, would often repeat favorite subjects in different media. This print was created only a few years after a 1511 woodcut version of Saint Jerome, which is also in the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art’s collection (Eskenazi Museum of Art 73.25.2). Best known as the translator of the Vulgate Bible, Saint Jerome is usually depicted in his study, surrounded by books and other objects related to scholarly pursuits. According to legend, he once removed a thorn from a lion’s paw, which forever after remained loyally at his side.

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471–1528
Saint Jerome in His Study
1514
Engraving on paper
Image/sheet: 9 9/16 x 7 5/16 in. (24.3 x 18.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Purchased in honor of Diether Thimme, 78.13