Francisco de Zurbarán and Workshop
St. Jerome with St. Paula and St. Eustochium

Circa 1640/1650
Oil on fabric, 96¾ x 68¼ in. (2.457 x 1.735 m)
National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952.5.88

St. Eustochium was a follower of St. Jerome. She and her mother St. Paula followed him to Bethlehem and founded a monastery there. This is why they are shown here dressed as nuns.

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Source: National Gallery of Art