FRANCÉS, Nicolás
(active 1424-1468 in León)

St Jerome in his Cell

Tempera on wood, 160 x 80 cm
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

The great number of objects and their detailed contours, the still life-like motifs recall the Flemish painting. The Saint is in a 'scriptorium' (a codex workshop) full with monks whose white and brown clothes reveal that they belong to a branch of the Hieronymite monks, the Lupian hermits.