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St Jerome with a Lion

St Jerome was one of four Latin Doctors of the Church. The book and cross shown in the work represent his role as a commentator on the scriptures and author of the Vulgate (a 4th-century Latin translation of the Bible). He is depicted in cardinal's robes, as is customary in Renaissance pictures. Exhibited at Grafton Galleries in 1897, F.M.B.

Credit: Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery with the assistance of Art Fund in 1985

Paper, Ink, Black chalk
31.0 x 14.0cm
WAG 10503
Image and text: Walker Art Gallery, 2023

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Walker Art Gallery
Permanent collection