EYCK, Jan van
(b. before 1395, Maaseik, d. before 1441, Bruges)
Oil on parchment on oak panel, 20 x 12,5 cm
Institute of Arts, Detroit
The painting is attributed to Jan van Eyck. The date of 1442 appears on the painting, showing that it was completed by workshop associates in just a year after Van Eyck's death. It can be supposed from the letter on the table, that St Jerome represents a portrait of Cardinal Niccolò Albergati.