St Jerome

St Jerome

Title

St Jerome

[cda 2015]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[cda 2015]

The saint is depicted in a woody landscape as a scholar translating classical Roman christian texts from Hebrew into Latin, as a penitent and as a hermit. For the purposes of self-chastisement he has removed his red cardinal's vestments and holds a stone in his hand with which he beats

The saint is depicted in a woody landscape as a scholar translating classical Roman christian texts from Hebrew into Latin, as a penitent and as a hermit. For the purposes of self-chastisement he has removed his red cardinal's vestments and holds a stone in his hand with which he beats himslf on the chest. The lion - his attribute - stands at his side.

Attributions
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder
Lucas Cranach the Elder (and Workshop)

Attributions

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[cda 2015]

Lucas Cranach the Elder (and Workshop)

[Sotheby's online database, accessed 25.05.2022]
[Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017, 280, no. 172]

Production dates
about 1515 - 1550
about 1515-1520

Production dates

about 1515 - 1550

[cda 2015]

about 1515-1520

[Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017, 280, No. 172]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 38 x 27.7 x 0..6 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 38 x 27.7 x 0..6 cm

  • [Heydenreich 2010]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
PRIVATE_NONE-P094
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P094/

Provenance

Exhibitions

Düsseldorf 2017, no. 172
Innsbruck 2018, no. 8

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Cat. Coburg 2018 66, fn. 5 under no. 9
AuthorKlaus Weschenfelder
TitleCranach in Coburg. Gemälde von Lucas Cranach d.Ä., Lucas Cranach d.J., der Werkstatt und des Umkreises in den Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Place of PublicationRegensburg
Year of Publication2018
Exhib. Cat. Innsbruck 2018 008
EditorTiroler Landesmuseen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, Dr. Wolfgang Meighörner
TitleCranach Natürlich. Hieronymus in der Wildnis
Place of PublicationInnsbruck
Year of Publication2018
Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017 280-281 No. 172
EditorGunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer
TitleLucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Cranach. Meister - Marke - Moderne", Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 08. April 2017 - 30. Juli 2017]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2017
Heydenreich 2017 A 77
AuthorGunnar Heydenreich
TitleCranach? Fragen der Zuschreibung im Lichte kunsttechnologischer Untersuchungen
Publicationin Gunnar Heydenreich, Daniel Görres, Beat Wismer, eds., Lucas Cranach der Ältere. Meister - Marke - Moderne. [Exhib. Cat. Düsseldorf 2017]
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication2017
Link https://lucascranach.org/application/files/7316/7870/1704/Heydenreich_2017_Cranach_Fragen_der_Zuschreibung.pdf
Pages72-81
  • St Jerome, about 1515 - 1550

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Technical studies

03. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • Infrared reflectography
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Underdrawing

DESCRIPTION

Tools/Material:

- fluid, black medium, brush

Type/Ductus:

- relatively freehand underdrawing; the careful execution of the outlines suggests the use of some type of template

- thin lines

- occasional hatching-strokes in the background

Function:

- relatively binding for the final painted version; the lines delineate the main contours, describe the essential details within forms and define the facial features

Deviations:

- minor adjustments were made to the forms during the painting process

INTERPRETATION

Attribution:

- Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Sandner, Smith-Contini, Heydenreich, cda 2016]

  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich

03. 2010Technical examination / Scientific analysis

  • UV-light photography
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  • photographed by Gunnar Heydenreich

2010Technical Examination

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Support

- wooden panel with the grain running vertically

- thinned and cradled with two narrow battens attached to the top and bottom edges

Ground and Imprimatura

- white ground with a barb along all edges except the top

Paint Layers and Gilding

- the blue shadow of the white undergarment is underpainted with grey paint

[Heydenreich 2010]

Conservation History

Date2016

  • removal of the old varnish and many overpaintings
  • conservation treatment by Ingrid Hopfner

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