German, Upper Rhine - Saint Jerome, about 1500

German, Upper Rhine

Saint Jerome, about 1500

Lindenwood, 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.) height


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Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the art dealer and restorer Hermann Einstein, Munich for 500 marks on 17 August 1897.


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 256. (as Tyrolean, 15th century)
Charles L. Kuhn. "German Late Gothic Sculpture in the Gardner Museum, Boston" in Wilhelm Reinhold Walter Koehler (ed.). Medieval Studies in Memory of A. Kingsley Porter (Cambridge, 1939), pp. 568-69, fig. 7. (as Lower Franconian School, related to Tilmann Riemenschneider, about 1510)
Anneliese Harding. German Sculpture in New England Museums (Boston, 1972), pp. 42, 83, no. 55. (as Franconian, influenced by Riemenschneider, about 1500)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 91, no. 120. (as Southwest German, Upper Rhine (?), about 1500-1510)
Alan Chong et al. (eds.) Eye of the Beholder: Masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 2003), p. 31. (as German, Upper Rhine, about 1500)

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