September 30, 2016

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-1538), St. Jerome at the Wall, c.1516, engraving, 4 3/4 x 4 1/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.

 

Today is the feast day of St. Jerome in the Roman Catholic tradition. Jerome lived in the 4th century, A.D., and is well known for his translation of the Bible into Latin. He wrote extensively throughout his life and is often portrayed with an owl as a symbol of wisdom.

                                                     

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