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Saint Jerome in the Wilderness

A work made of woodcut in black on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut in black on paper.

Date:

1525–30

Artist:

Nicolò Boldrini (Italian, c. 1500–1566)
after Titian (Italian, c. 1488-1576)

About this artwork

After having a vision in which he was judged before God for his failure to convert to Christianity, Saint Jerome retreated to the Syrian desert to seek penance. Niccolò Boldrini’s large-scale woodcut shows a minute Jerome living in peace with a pride of lions, who are grateful to him for removing a thorn from one of their paws. Boldrini worked closely with Titian, to whom this print has sometimes been credited. Titian controlled the details of the composition; however, Boldrini cut and printed the woodblock.

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Artist

Nicolò Boldrini

Title

Saint Jerome in the Wilderness

Origin

Italy

Date

1525–1530

Medium

Woodcut in black on paper

Dimensions

382 × 527 mm

Credit Line

Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

Reference Number

1937.137

Extended information about this artwork

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