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Saint Jerome as Scholar  1610

by El Greco

El Greco executed at least five paintings of Saint Jerome. In this version, from the last years of the painter's life, the saint is shown in the red vestments of a cardinal, seated before an open book, an attribute indicating his role as translator of the Bible from Greek into Latin in the fifth century. His gaunt sunken features and long white beard refer to his familiar ...
42 1/2 x 35 1/16 in. (108 x 89 cm)
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art