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St Jerome kneeling in front of the crucifix in his study; turned to right, stripped to the waist; the lion in background; an hour-glass, rosary and brush hanging from the wall at back; scene framed by an ornamented Renaissance portal with two angels in upper corners holding a large tablet carrying the letterpress text. Used on the title-page to an unidenfied Latin Bible edition printed in Lyon or Nuremberg c.1519-24.
Woodcut and letterpress in red and black ink
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Height: 252 millimetres (Borderline)
Height: 287 millimetres (Sheet size)
Width: 162 millimetres
Width: 169 millimetres
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- BM also has a earlier impression, see 1895,0122.418.
This later impression is from a Latin Bible printed in the late 1510s or early 1520s. The block was first used in Nuremberg for Peypus's Latin Bible of August 1523. Not clear which edition this impression is from.
Acc. to Dodgson, the name of the former owner 'Ioannes Henricus Otto' is stamped blind at the foot of the woodcut.
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Associated Title: Bible
Associated Title: Epistles (Lyon 1518)
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