THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT JEROME
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SAVOLDO, GIOVANNI GIROLAMO

THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT JEROME

After 1515

wood, oil

58 х 86 cm

Inv.: 1638

While in the Pallavicini collection, this was considered to be the work of an anonymous painter from the Netherlands, and it was sold under the name of Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1899. The attribution to Savoldo was established by Lipgart, when the picture was already in the Braz collection. Until recently it was still assumed that the work depicted St. Anthony, yet the cardinal's cloak points to the fact that the figure is St. Jerome.

Provenance: in the collection of Marquis Pallavicini-Grimaldi in Genoa till 1899, when it was acquired by Shchukin (?) (St. Petersburg); from there it passed into the collection of Y.N.Dansas (St. Petersburg); it was later in the collection of O.E.Braz (St. Petersburg-Petrograd); in the State Museums Foundation after 1917; in the Pushkin Museum since 1928.

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