St Jerome in his Study

St Jerome in his Study, 1475, Messina, National Gallery, London
St Jerome in his Study, 1475, Messina, National Gallery, London

St Jerome in his Study c. 1445 by Antonello da Messina is held in the National Gallery in London, UK.

The small picture portrays St. Jerome working in his studio, a room without walls and ceiling seen from a kind of triumphal arch (probably within some church of Aragonese style). As in several other works by the Messinese painter, the main scene is accompanied by a host of details, that have point of contacts with the contemporary Flemish school: books, animals, objects, all painted with a magnificent taste for details and "optical truth".

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