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St. Jerome (recto); Kneeling Male Nude, with His Head and Shoulders Leaning Back (verso) Gm-00046701

St. Jerome (recto); Kneeling Male Nude, with His Head and Shoulders Leaning Back (verso) Gm-00046701

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Attributed to Juan del Castillo (Spanish, about 1590–about 1657) Saint Jerome sits at a small pedestal desk within a niche, apparently writing in a book that he supports with his left hand. Casting a deep shadow over the right side of Jerome's body and the back of the niche, the hatching hints at the depth of the shallow space. Although by the mid-1600s this depiction was considered a little old-fashioned, artists in the Renaissance frequently showed the intellectual saint at work in his study.

Juan del Castillo changed his mind about the composition in several minor areas. He altered the saint's cap to a cardinal's hat and reduced the drapery in the lower left, part of which originally fell outside the edge of the niche, so that it would fit within the design. Although he probably intended the design for a wall decoration, it also could have been used for a painting in an arched frame.

Castillo may have drawn the figure study on the back swiftly from life or used a flayed cadaver to capture the lifeless droop of the man's body.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .

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