BELLINI, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1426, Venezia, d. 1516, Venezia)

St Jerome in the Desert

c. 1450
Egg tempera on wood, 44 x 23 cm
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

Bellini's St Jerome in the Desert is generally recognised as his earliest surviving work, probably dating from about 1450. It shows a landscape with subtle lighting effects.

The painting is igned on cartellino: IHOVANES BELINUS.