Dec 28, 2005

Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome

1763–64

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

(French, 1732-1806)

after Johann Liss

(German, c. 1597-1631)

Etching

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1974.266

Catalogue raisonné: Wildenstein 14 ; Le Blanc II.249.9

State: I/III

Location

Description

Religious scenes are unusual during a century more interested in carefree themes. The prosperous bourgeoisie demanded works with decorative appeal for their homes-pictures of readily comprehensible subjects based on popular literature or theater and rendered with a light, colorful palette.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Etching

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