'St. Jerome', mid 18th century, (1928). Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
'St. Jerome', mid 18th century, (1928). Pen with wash on paper. At one time known to have been in the collection of the Louvre, Paris, France. Italian Venetian painter and printmaker Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain. He was commissioned to carry out frescoes in churches and palaces, and was elected President of the Academy of Padua. As well as his large-scale majestic works, he also produced etchings and oil paintings, and is widely regarded as one of the most important artists of the period. Illustration from The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Volume I, by Detlev Baron Von Hadeln. [The Pegasus Press, Paris, 1928]
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'St Jerome's Dream', c1600. Artist: Orazio Borgianni
'St Jerome's Dream', c1600. St Jerome (c340-420), one of the four great Fathers of the Christian church who translated the Old Testament from Hebrew into Latin and who worked on the translation of Gospels into Latin, dreamed he was in the presence of God. He was asked to identify himself, to which he replied that he was a follower of Jesus. God told him he was a liar and that he was a Ciceronian. After this, Jerome ceased reading Latin authors and turned all his energies to translating the Bible. The artist shows the Christ enthroned, the Virgin Mary looking down on Jerome being beaten by angels. From the collection of the Louvre, Paris.
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Scenes from the life of St Jerome, from the Bible of Charles the Bald, 9th century. Artist: Unknown
Scenes from the life of St Jerome, from the Bible of Charles the Bald, 9th century. Top: Jerome (c342-420) leaves Rome for Jerusalem to take Hebrew lessons; centre: in discussion with Paul (1st century) and Eustogine, behind him St Luke (1st century) and two scribes; bottom: he distributes copies of his translation of the Bible into Latin, the Vulgate, to monks who take them to their monasteries. Charles the Bald (823-877) was king of the Western Franks from 843-877 and Holy Roman Emperor from 875.
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