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St. Jerome in Penitence, with Two Ships in a Harbor

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St. Jerome in Penitence, with Two Ships in a Harbor

ca. 1460-1480 (restrike printed ca. 1812)
15th/19th century
218 x 282 mm (8.6 x 11.1 in.)


Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on wove paper
Print impression quality: Worn; probably reworked
Edition: Posthumous, printed ca. 1812 from the verso of the plate for Anonymous (Italian, Florentine School, Fine manner), “The Inferno According to Dante” (1944.D1.16); no contemporary impressions are known; impressions of this print were published in the second edition of Pisa Illustrata, Livorno, 1812
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Unidentified collector’s stamp on verso (lower left, partially erased).
Bibliography: Hind A. I-58 (vol. 1, p. 48), plate 54; Passavant 20 (vol. 5, p. 17); National Gallery of Art, Early Italian Engraving, cat. 11; Richard S. Field, ed., A Census of Fifteenth-century Prints in Public Collections of the United States and Canada (New Haven, CT: Print Council of America, 1995); cf. Ivins, Prints and Visual Communication, pp. xi–xii.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1937
Accession Number: 1937.D1.78

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This object has the following keywords:
  • animals - This section can use more hierarchical (quasi-Linnaean) refinement in future; extant terms were assembled into a fairly flat and slightly redundant structure to expedite conversion.
  • harbors - Designates well-sheltered inlets of water affording protection from wind and sea and sufficient depth to allow anchorage for vessels.
  • lions
  • marine views - Use For Term
  • penitence
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • restrikes - Impressions made from a printing surface or a die after the original edition or issue has been completed; refers especially to prints and to coins. [December 1992 descriptor added.]
  • Saint Jerome
  • saints - Related Term
  • ships - Use for watercraft generally larger and more seaworthy than boats; usually propelled by sails or engines.

  • plate Dimensions: 218 x 282 mm (8.6 x 11.1 in.)

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