ATTRIBUTED TO JACOPO PALMA, CALLED PALMA GIOVANE
Venice circa 1548 - 1628
oil on canvas, unframed
canvas: 37½ by 31⅞ in.; 95.3 by 81 cm.
The canvas appears to be wax lined and image appears pressed as a result, though it reads well. Craquelure is visible throughout. Inspection under UV reveals scattered spots of repair and retouches throughout, like at top right in the sky. Offered unframed.
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After Jacopo Tintoretto's (1518-1594) death, Palma became one of Venice's principal painters. He was born into a family of artists, but given his vast oeuvre, Palma was probably the most successful of them all. Although he painted Saint Jerome on multiple occasions, this composition closely relates to Palma's canvas in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Chambéry.1
1. Oil on canvas, 93.1 by 82.8 cm., inv. no. M 935; 40. See https://www.pop.culture.gouv.fr/notice/joconde/10500001851