TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

St Jerome

c. 1575
Oil on canvas, 184 x 177 cm
Monasterio de San Lorenzo, El Escorial

As in many of Titian's late works, there are justified doubts as to the extent to which Titian worked on this painting. It is indeed extremely difficult to judge whether figures as flat as those in this picture are indeed part of the artists late work. The same is true of the books and the hour-glass on the left.