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St. Jerome in the Wilderness: CM.777-2009

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Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): Italian Art 14th-16th centuries


St. Jerome in the Wilderness




An Italian bronze plaquette of the mid-15th century. St. Jerome is said to have spent many years in the wilderness of the desert, the setting of many of his artistic depictions. Inscribed S. HIERONYMVS (Saint Jerome).


History note: Purchased by former owner, Cambridge Market, 1964

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-07-13) by HM Goverment in lieu of inheritance tax


Production date: circa AD 1450

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Object composed of bronze Height 183 mm Width 125 mm

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Accession number: CM.777-2009
Primary reference Number: 214061
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Created: Monday 6 February 2017 Updated: Wednesday 9 December 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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