Saint Jerome, after Palma Giovane
41.7 cm x 27.7 cm (16 7/16 in. x 10 7/8 in.)
(Mülbracht, Germany, 1558 - 1617, Haarlem, The Netherlands)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
In 1590 Goltzius traveled to Italy, stopping first in Venice. There he obtained a drawing by Palma Giovane that he later translated into this engraving. It is one of the works that marks Goltzius’s transition from an extravagant Mannerist working after Flemish models to a more controlled virtuoso capable of translating any style and evoking any pictorial effect.