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Saint Jerome

around 1634/35, Artist: Guido Reni



Saint Jerome

St. Jerome, one of the four Latin Fathers of the Church and a cardinal, has withdrawn to a life of solitude in order to translate the Bible. An angel appears, bringing him divine inspiration: the old ascetic listens to the message with rapt attention. The lion lying at his feet refuses to leave him because the saint once pulled a thorn from its paw.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Emilian


around 1634/35


Guido Reni (1575 - 1642 Bologna) - GND




237,5 x 178,5 cm
Framed: 273,3 x 213,7 x 10,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 9124


Before 1767-1957 Fürstlich Liechtenstein'sche Coll., Vienna and Vaduz; acquired 1957;

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