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The Vision of Saint Jerome

The Vision of Saint Jerome

c. 1660
(Italian, 1635–1676)
Framed: 238 x 187 x 13 cm (93 11/16 x 73 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.); Unframed: 200.2 x 149.2 cm (78 13/16 x 58 3/4 in.)

Description

Jerome (c. AD 347–420) studied Greek and Latin literature in Rome, but eventually pursued theology, perceiving his conduct as corrupt and sinful. Around AD 374, Jerome had a vision of the Last Judgment in which an angel called him to task for his transgressions. Jerome then withdrew from society, learned Hebrew, and studied the Gospels, which led to his influential translations of the Bible. Langetti here follows a convention by depicting Jerome's vision after he retreated from the world. Working in the northern Italian port of Genoa, Langetti absorbed Caravaggio's impact, seen in the composition's naturalistic bodies and dramatic light.
  • Palazzo Conti, Vicenza (1758); (Italico Brass, Venice, 1922)
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  • Art in Italy, 1600-1700. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI (organizer) (April 6-May 9, 1965).
    Genoese Masters, Cambiaso to Magnasco, 1550-1750. Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH (organizer) (October 19-December 2, 1962); John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL (January 5-February 17, 1963); Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT (March 19-May 5, 1963).
    Mostra della pittura italiana, sei-e settecento italiano. Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy. (1922).
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