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St Jerome is portrayed as both a divinely inspired scholar and a hermit with a lion. Nor did Van Dyck forget that he was a cardinal, for the red cloth alludes to the prelate’s scarlet robes. This is all summarised brilliantly in a single image painted both loosely and boldly. The famous work was copied before it had even left Van Dyck’s studio.

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Title Saint Jerome
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 130 cm
Height 165 cm
Artists Schilder: Anthonie van Dyck
Accession number VdV 22
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Willem van der Vorm 1972
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1972
Age artist Between 19 and 21 years old
Collector Collector / Willem van der Vorm
Exhibitions Meesterwerk of kopie? (2009)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Rubens & Van Dyck (2010)
Meesterwerk of kopie? (2010)
The Young Van Dyck (2012)
Research Alma
Material
Object
Geographical origin Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Anthonie van Dyck

Antwerpen 1599 - Londen 1641

Anthonie van Dijck, also called Antoon, worked in Antwerp and London. As a teenager, he worked as assistant to the painter Peter Paul Rubens. In 1620, when he...

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