Giacomo Zoboli
St. Jerome

Oil on canvas
Church of Sant'Eustachio, Rome

In the lower register St. Jerome is in his cell beating his breast with a stone, a common way of picturing him. Above, the angel's trumpet refers to the Golden Legend's account of a dream he had in which he was "brought to the judgment of God" for reading Cicero "because that the book of the prophets pleased him not." The other angel wields a cudgel because "then the judge commended that he should be sore beaten."

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.