RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)

St Jerome in His Hermitage

Oil on panel, 186 x 136 cm
Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam

This early painting by Rubens was painted in Rome, and it shows his naive dependence upon a Michelangelesque source, turning the Sistine Ceiling's admittedly androgynous Erithrean Sibyl into the Church father.

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