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Saint Jerome in the Cave, ca. 1560 - 1593

  • engravings, paper
  • 254 x 197 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NW

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The naked Saint Hieronymus kneels in the cave. In his hands he holds a stone. In front of him is an image of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child. Also depicted are Hieronymus' attributes: the lion on the right, his cardinal's hat on the left and a classical statue.


Johannes I Sadeler
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Gillis I Mostaert RKD
Hulst 1528 - Antwerp 1598

Ferdinand Reael
ca. 1550 - 1600

Title Saint Jerome in the Cave
Date ca. 1560 - 1593
Period 16th century
Medium and support engravings AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Cum Sacrum hoc offers contriti Hieronyme cordis, / CunqB hanc Sacrilegam comminuis Statuam / Propterea Domino placet vtraqB victima, quod Spes / Virginis in nati Sit fixa cruce.
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: G. Mostaert pinxit. Joh: Sadeler Sculpsit. Ferdinand: Reael excudit.
inscription on the reverse: Elp [...]
inscription on the reverse: M 2410 2 ex; [...]
inscription on the reverse: 3
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-NW
Acquisition credit
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11F4 Madonna: i.e. Mary with the Christ-child Iconclass
11H saints Iconclass
11H(JEROME) the monk and hermit Jerome (Hieronymus); possible attributes: book, cardinal's hat, crucifix, hour-glass, lion, skull, stone Iconclass
11P3112 cardinal Iconclass
11Q651 crucifix ~ personal devotion Iconclass
11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
25F23(LION) beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion Iconclass
25F41 lizards Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
25H119 cave, grotto Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A211 (human) skull Iconclass
31A233 kneeling figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
41D221(HAT) head-gear: hat Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XXI. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Text ; Vol. XXII : Plates / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein, Dieuwke De Hoop Scheffer, Karel Gerard Boon. - Amsterdam : Van Gendt & Co., 1980 (146)
Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XIV. Meer - Ossenbeeck / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein. - Amsterdam : Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1956 (91)
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