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Image of Saint Jerome

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Saint Jerome

Ferdinand Bol, Dutch, (June 24, 1616–August 24,1680)

Creation date: 1644
Creation place: Netherlands

Other Information

Type: Etching
Medium and Support: Etching
Credit Line: Gift of George C. Kenney II and Olga Kitsakos-Kenney
Accession Number: 1998.122
Dimensions: 11 1/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (28.58 cm x 24.77 cm)


George C. Kenney II, La Jolla, California ( - December 28, 1998)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 28, 1998 - )

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By the time that Bol took up this subject in 1644, Rembrandt had already made four etchings of Saint Jerome, and Bol surely also knew of Jan Lievens's similarly large print of 1631.

The San Diego Museum of Art owns two impressions of this print, both of the second state. The stronger and richer impression has been trimmed to follow the curving top of the image, a not infrequent practice in the history of print collecting. Both examples are exhibited here to demonstrate the unique natrue of prints, in which even two impressions of a single state can vary in appearance.
Last Updated: 3/23/2010


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

From Rembrandt's Studio: The Prints of Ferdinand Bol , 12/5/2009 - 3/7/2010


This object has the following bibliographic references:

W.S. Di Piero. San Diego Reader San Diego Reader. San Diego, California, November 29, 2001
Page Number: 75, Figure Number: 75


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