St. Jerome and Abraham panels (Antonello da Messina)

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St. Jerome Penitent
Antonello da Messina 001.jpg
Artist Antonello da Messina
Year c. 1455
Type Various techniques on wood
Dimensions 40.2 cm × 30.2 cm (15.8 in × 11.9 in)
Location Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, Reggio Calabria
Abraham Served by Three Angels
Antonello da Messina 006.jpg
Artist Antonello da Messina
Year c. 1455
Type Various techniques on wood
Dimensions 21.4 cm × 29.3 cm (8.4 in × 11.5 in)
Location Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, Reggio Calabria

St. Jerome Penitent and Abraham Served by the Angels are two paintings by the Italian Renaissance master Antonello da Messina. They are housed in the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, Reggio Calabria.

These two panels are considered amongst the first works by Antonello da Messina.[1] They were both intended for devotion of private owners.

St. Jerome[edit]

The painting shows elements inspired both the Flemish and Italian painting schools. The former belongs the rugged landscape, while typically Italian is the kneeling posture of St. Jerome.

Abraham Served by the Angels[edit]

Due to its poor conditions, for a long time this work was considered a part of a larger Nativity. The identification of theme was possible after the finding of a small panel by a 15th-century French master (now at Denver) in which the scene is reproduced in its entirety, and which was surely known by the Italian master: the part missing in Antonello's work would show Sarah spying Abraham from the hut's door.

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