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Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)
France (born in Brussels)
Saint Jerome, ca. 1648
Oil on canvas
36 3/4 x 47 1/2 in. (93.5 x 120.6 cm)
John J. Emery Fund, 2002.61

Description:
Half-length figure of an elderly man [Saint Jerome]. His upper body is loosely draped in a red cloak. On the ledge before him are books, a skull, and various writing implements. A nocturnal landscape is to the left; the cloudy sky is pierced by a celestial trumpet.

Alternate Titles:
Saint Jérôme

Provenance:

Probably by mid-19th century-June 13, 2001:   Private Collection, Brussels, Belgium, sold Hôtel de Ventes Mosan, Liège, June 13, 2001, lot 197b, to [1]
     
June 13, 2001-
September 2002:
  (Jack Kilgore, Inc., New York, sold to)
     
September 2002 -present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] Although not at liberty to disclose the name of the previous owner, the auction
house stated in a letter of September 6, 2002, that the painting had been in a
private collection in Brussels for many generations (approximately 150 years).

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