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St. Jerome / Guid. Rhen. inuen., Barthol. Coriolanus, eques, sculpsit bonon.

St. Jerome / Guid. Rhen. inuen., Barthol. Coriolanus, eques, sculpsit bonon.

 
 
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Print shows Saint Jerome in adoration before a crucifix.
Exhibit caption (2014): This chiaroscuro woodcut comes from the Library's Pembroke Album collection assembled between ca. 1683 and 1733 by Philip and Thomas Herbert, the 5th and 8th Earls of Pembroke. Based on Reni's design (a closely related drawing is preserved at Windsor Castle, http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/903382/saint-jerome), the image depicts the penitent saint with rippled flesh that suggests both vigor and age. Recent analysis by a team of collaborators has identified the pigments as indigo (blue); vermilion, iron earth/ochre, and lead white (yellow-brown); and carbon (black) in a recent example of how conservator colleagues' research is bringing fresh insights about hallmark collections and creators.
Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979, p. 28.
Print originally part of Pembroke album, no. 75.
Graphic sampler, p. 28

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Date

01/01/1637
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Contributors

Coriolano, Bartolomeo, 1590 or 1599-1676, artist
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Library of Congress
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