'St Jerome', Giovanni Francesco Enzola

'St Jerome', Giovanni Francesco Enzola

St Jerome
Plaquette
Giovanni Francesco Enzola (active 1465-75)
Italy
About 1460-70
Bronze
Museum no. A.41-1921
Currie Bequest

The image of St Jerome in the wilderness is based on a Ferrarese engraving from about 1470-80. Many plaquettes were derived from prints, but they also served to circulate the designs further afield.

Perhaps originally part of a casket