Saint Jerome with a donator, Piero della Francesca
- Posted by Piero della Francesca
- Museum: Academy Gallery
- Year: Around 1450
Overview of the painting :
Saint Jerome with a donator – Piero della Francesca. Around 1450. Board, tempera. 49×42
Piero della Francesca (about 1410 / 1420-1492) is one of the greatest artists of the Italian Quatrocento (Ranne Renaissance). The donor, that is, the customer of the presented image, was Girolamo (Jeronym) Amadi, a representative of the wealthy family who moved to Venice. It is his family who owns the merit of building the wonderful church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in the city.
About Borgo San Sepolkro, in which the artist was born, in this work della Francesca “told” not only with an inscription on the cut trunk of a tree with a cross mounted on it (“Made by Pietro from Borgo San Sepolcro”), but also with the view of the town of central Italy in the valley of Chibra in the background.