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Masaccio [Italian, active 1401?-?1428]


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Title:  Detail from Saints Jerome and John the Baptist
Artist:  Masaccio [Italian, active 1401?-?1428]
Year:  1428
Material:  Tempera on poplar wood
Dimensions:  114 cm 55 cm
Where:  National Gallery, London
Notes:  St Jerome is represented in a cardinal's attire, holding a book (his Vulgate open on Genesis) and the model of a church (he is in fact a "Father of the Church"), while at his feet is a very small lion, from whose paw he would have removed a thorn (according to some hagiographies).

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