CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

St Jerome in the Desert

c. 1525
Oil and tempera on firwood, 90 x 67 cm
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck

Cranach filled out this version of the subject with attractive details which, although not essential, significantly heighten the viewers visual pleasure. He spreads these almost evenly over the picture surface.