Der büßende hl. Hieronymus
Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (1510-1592)

Der büßende hl. Hieronymus,

um 1565
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand, auf Holz aufgezogen
Dimensions of the object
63 x 82,8 cm
Not on display
Inventory number
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte), Der büßende hl. Hieronymus, um 1565, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
As St Jerome, one of the four Great Church Fathers, lived as a hermit for some time, he is generally depicted as an ascetic. The books and inkpot refer to his role as a translator of the bible; the skull and hour glass to the transience of time. According to one legend, Jerome healed an injured lion that, from then on, guarded his donkey. Both animals can be seen on the left of the painting.