St. Jerome in His Study by Albrecht Dürer is a famous painting by the German artist. The painting is currently housed in the National Gallery, London.
This 1514 painting by Dürer shows Saint Jerome in his study, surrounded by the tools of his trade: a crucifix, an open book, quill pens, and ink. Jerome was a biblical scholar and translator and is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin.
Dürer was a highly skilled painter and printmaker, and his paintings are known for their precision and detail. This painting is no exception, and the level of detail is astounding. Every element in the painting has been carefully rendered, from the books on the shelves to the feathers in Jerome’s quill pens.
The painting is a fascinating glimpse into the world of a medieval scholar and into the mind of one of the most important artists of the Renaissance.