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St. Jerome Under a Pollard Willow

A1959.6.10

An etching depicting Saint Jerome sitting at his desk under a pollard willow.  The willow is weather battered and some of its bark is missing.  This is possibly due to people taking it  to weave baskets.    Saint Jerome is writing in a book, and other books and things are laying on the table.  The head of a large cat is seen on the other side of the tree.  Saint Jerome was a priest, Doctor of the Catholic Church, and is best known for the creation of the Vulgate, the 4th Century translation of the Bible into Latin.

Artist: Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn (1606 - 1669)

Title: St. Jerome Under a Pollard Willow

Medium: Etching on paper

Dates: 1648

Dimensions: 8 in. x 6 in.

Signature/Inscription: Rembrandt 1648; In plate - Lower center

Culture: Dutch

Accession Number: A1959.6.10

Credit: Gift of Henry Schnakenberg in Memory of Daniel Schnakenberg

Tags: 17th century, catholic, christianity, dutch, etching, print, religious, rembrandt, saint, saint jerome, works on paper