Nov 20, 2007

Landscape with Saint Jerome and Two Lions

Landscape with Saint Jerome and Two Lions

c. 1530–35

Domenico Campagnola

(Italian, 1500–1564)


Image: 28.7 x 41.8 cm (11 5/16 x 16 7/16 in.); Sheet: 28.7 x 41.8 cm (11 5/16 x 16 7/16 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1952.271

Catalogue raisonné: Bartsch XIII.385.2

State: II/III

Did you know?

Domenico Campagnola's woodcuts such as this were made with the purpose of imitating his own pen and ink drawings.


Domenico Campagnola made woodcuts
primarily to mimic his drawings for a growing collector’s
market. In this image of Saint Jerome, who
retreated to the wilderness as an act of
penitence, Campagnola focused not on the
saint’s devotion to the cross, nor to the Bible,
but rather on his contemplation of nature.
Domenico’s portrayal of nature has pastoral
elements, such as travelers or shepherds,
and emphasizes variety, including a stream,
mountain peaks, a cave, clusters of trees, and
a playful conflict between two lions.

See also
PR - Woodcut
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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