Saint Jerome in his Study, Lorenzo Monaco, c. 1420

Saint Jerome in his Study, Lorenzo Monaco, c. 1420

tempera on panel, h 23cm × w 18cm × t 3cm. More details

Saint Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin in the 4th century, is considered the most learned of the four Church Fathers. Lorenzo Monaco depicted him in the corner of his study, accompanied by the lion that befriended him after he removed a thorn from its paw. This panel was the right wing of a small diptych.

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