(b. ca. 1480, Ferrara, d. after 1528)

St Jerome in Contemplation

Oil and gold on panel, 39 x 31 cm
Private collection

Though the influence of Mazzolino's Italian masters (Ercole de' Roberti in Ferrara and Lorenzo Costa in Bologna) was manifest for the duration of Mazzolino's career, more prevalent in this painting is the dramatic impact of Albrecht Dürer. Dürer's prints were readily available in Italy and the German artist even visited Ferrara while travelling to Bologna in 1512-1513.

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