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Plaster cast - St Jerome

St Jerome

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    London (cast)

  • Date:

    ca. 1505 (made)
    ca. 1868 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1868-45

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This figure is a plaster cast copy taken from a statue in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London. Ninety-five of the original images of saints remain in-situ, representing the most important surviving example of early sixteenth-century architectural sculpture in England. Casts like these were intended to provide easy access to great works of art, providing models for architects and craftspeople to study at a time when there was renewed interest in medieval art.

Physical description

To the right of the fitgure of St Jerome is a pedestal or reading desk on which rests a book. To the left is a lion, with which the saint is sporting.

Place of Origin

England (made)
London (cast)

Date

ca. 1505 (made)
ca. 1868 (cast)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 93.5 cm, Width: 32 cm, Depth: 32 cm, Weight: 24.8 kg

Descriptive line

Plaster cast of St Jerome, from Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, ca. 1505, cast by Domenico Brucciani, ca. 1868

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Casting

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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