(b. 1472, Venezia, d. 1526, Capodistria)

St Jerome and the Lion (detail)

Tempera on canvas
Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice

The monks are shown running in all directions, their blue and white tunics flapping in the wind; the details of the palm trees, the Turks with their turbans and a few exotic animals are the only elements that suggest that the event is actually taking place in Bethlehem, where according to the Legenda Aurea, the Bishop of Split had retired to.