Saint Jerome In His Study
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Joos van Cleve, Netherlandish (c. 1485/1490 - 1540-1541)
Saint Jerome in His Study
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, Belgium, Antwerp
Level 2, Room 2540, European Art, 13th–16th century, The Renaissance
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on panel
99.7 x 83.8 cm (39 1/4 x 33 in.)
frame: 126 x 109.7 cm (49 5/8 x 43 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: dated behind ornamental frieze: 1521
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Howland Warren, Dr. Richard P. Warren, and Mrs. Grayson M.P. Murphy
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), pp. 14, 46, repr. p. 47

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 364, p. 306, repr.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 44, color plate; pp. 102, 173, repr. b/w cat. no. 109

Laura Giles, "'Christ before Pilate': A Major Composition Study by Pontormo", Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1991), vol. XVII, no. 1

William K. Storey, Writing History: a guide for Harvard's sophomore history concentrators, Elena Prentice (Cambridge, MA, 1996), cover page

Susan Foister and Ashok Roy, Making & Meaning: Holbein's Ambassadors, National Gallery Publications/Yale University Press (London, England, 1997), p. 55, fig. no. 57

Helene E. Roberts, ed., Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (Chicago, 1998), repr. on cover of both volumes

Ivan Gaskell, "The Image of Vanitas: Efflorescence and Evanescence", exh. cat., Merrell Holberton (London, England, 1999), p. 187; repr. in color p. 186

John Oliver Hand, Joos van Cleve: The Complete Paintings, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, CT and London, 2004), no. 78, pp. 92-95, 161-162, repr. as fig. 95

Charles Werner Haxthausen, "The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard: the Germanic Tradition", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 403-413, p. 411, repr. p. 412 as pl. VI

Exhibition History

Northern European Art from 1450 to 1550, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/13/1994 - 02/05/1995

Re-View: S422-423 Western Art of the Middle Ages & Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted