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St Jerome; the saint kneeling, his arms crossed, before a wooden cross in a landscape with trees, the lion behind him
Pen and black ink, heightened with white; on green-blue prepared paper
- Production date
- 1510 (circa)
Height: 206 millimetres
Width: 144 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Summary of J.Rowlands, 'Drawings by German Artists and Artists from German-speaking regions of Europe in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum: the Fifteenth Century, and the Sixteenth Century by Artists born before 1530', London, BM Press, 1993, no. 48:
'The pen-work of this reasonably well-preserved drawing, impressive for the assurance of its rhythmic execution, is so close in style to the ‘St Christopher’ signed and dated 1510 in Hamburg (Winzinger, ‘Altdorfer’, pl. 22), as Dodgson noted, that it can be reasonably dated about the same time.'
Lit from Rowlands 1993: C. Dodgson, Burlington, vi, 1904, p. 74 repr.; Voss, Ursprung, p. 145; Vasari Society, iii, 1st series, no. 27, repr.; Baldass, Altdorfer, 1923, p. 37; Tietze, Altdorfer, p. 52; Weinberger, Huber, p. 50; Becker, pp. 18, 115, no. 48, repr.; Baldass, Altdorfer, 1941, pp. 74f; Winzinger, Altdorfer, pp. 51, 80, no. 47, repr.; Berlin, Altdorfer, p. 142, no. 67, repr.
Additional lit.: H. Jacob-Friesen, ed. 'Hans Baldung Grien: heilig/unheilig' (Karlsruhe, 2019) no. 140.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1988 Feb-Apr, Berlin, Staatliche Museen, 'Albrecht Altdorfer', no. 67
1988 May-Jul, Regensburg, Museen Der Stadt, 'Albrecht Altdorfer', no. 67
1995 Jan-Mar, Southampton Art Gallery, 'Drawing the Line', no. 3
2005 April-July, Seoul Arts Centre, 'BM Treasures...'
2005 July-Oct, Korea, Busan Museum, 'BM Treasures...'
2005/6 Oct-Jan, Daegu, Keimyung Univ. Museum, 'BM Treasures...'
2019-2020 30 Nov-8 Mar, Karlsruhe, Germany, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Hans Baldung Grien
- Previous owner
Previous owner/ex-collection: François Fagel (Sale, T. Philipe, 1799, 20 May, lot 6, bt with one other Towers £4 6s. ('Lady riding out from the gate of a town', also by Albrecht Altdorfer, now Musée du Louvre, Collection Edmond de Rothschild, inv. no. 30 D.R.; see ‘Le Seizième Siècle Européen: gravures et dessins de la Collection Edmond de’ Rothschild, exhib. cat., Paris, Louvre, 1966, no. 110))
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Colvin's report dated 1 July 1904 states that the vendor of this drawing was John A Kempe, CB, of 14 Montagu Place, Montagu Square.
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