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Works on Paper
St. Jerome Under a Pollard Willow
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
Dimensions: 8 in. x 6 in.
Signature/Inscription: Rembrandt 1648; In plate - Lower center
Accession Number: A1959.6.10
Credit: Gift of Henry Schnakenberg in Memory of Daniel Schnakenberg