San Girolamo penitente (c.1502)

Perugino (c.1446-1523)

San Girolamo penitente (Penitent St. Jerome)
Oil on olive wood, 29.7 × 22.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches MuseumVienna

Attributed to Perugino (c.1446-1523)

Perugino was one of the first Central Italian painters to experiment with complicated oil glazes. Inspired by the Dutch and Venetians, he studied, among other things, the reflection of light in air and on water, and became a model for the young Raphael. There are numerous variations of the composition of St. Jerome in various formats with workshop participation. This picture shows Perugino‘s own hand in the great painterly subtlety of the brushwork. (KHM)