The Vision of St Jerome

RIBERA, Jusepe (c.1590 - 1652)

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Date: 1620 c.

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 203.5 x 153.4 cm

Acquired: 1975; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 6

St Jerome (about 340-420), famous for his translation of the Bible into Latin, had a vision of the angel sounding the Last Trump to herald the Day of Judgement. He is shown kneeling in penitence with a skull symbolic of human mortality. The lion, from whose paw he extracted a thorn, stands behind him. Ribera was a Spanish artist who settled in Naples, then ruled by Spain. His sympathetic interpretation of old age has profoundly influenced this unknown artist.

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