(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

St Jerome in Penitence

Tempera on panel, 21 x 269 cm (entire predella)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This is the fourth scene on the single panel predella of the San Marco Altarpiece.

Scantily clad in a red cloak, St Jerome is kneeling as a penitent on a bare rock and is holding a stone in his hand in order to castigate himself. The book lying next to him refers to his translation of the Bible, and the red cardinal s hat hanging from a branch to his sacred office.