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Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

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In the fourth century A.D., Saint Jerome renounced his passion for ancient Greek and Latin literature in favor of the Bible and an ascetic, Christian life. He spent many years translating the Old and New Testaments into Latin, and Dürer shows him in a mood of intellectual and religious...

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Provenance

Waldburg Wolfegg (Lugt 2542); Richard H. Zinser (about 1883-1983, Forest Hills, NY); from whom purchased by the MFA December 1937

Credit Line

Anna Mitchell Richards Fund

1512

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 059; Meder 58, II, a Michelozzi state IIIa of V

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1296

Medium or Technique

Drypoint

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