National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Saint Jerome Reading Giovanni Bellini (artist)
Venetian, c. 1430/1435 - 1516
Saint Jerome Reading, 1505
oil on panel
painted surface: 47 x 37.5 cm (18 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.) support: 48.9 x 39.5 cm (19 1/4 x 15 9/16 in.) framed: 62.9 x 52.9 x 6 cm (24 3/4 x 20 13/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1939.1.217
On View
From the Tour: Venetian Painting in the Early Renaissance
Object 4 of 7

1894Berenson, Bernard. The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance. New York and London, 1894: 82.
1895Seidlitz, W. "Die Austellung venezianischer Kunst in der New Gallery zu London im Winter 1894-95." Repertorium für Kunstwissénschaft 18 (1895): 210-211 (209-216).
1895Gronau, Georg. "Correspondence d'Angleterre." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 13 (1895): 259.
1895Berenson, Bernard. Venetian Painting, Chiefly before Titian, at the Exhibition of Venetian Art. London, 1895: 19, 24.
1898Ffoulkes, Costanza. "L'esposizione dell'arte veneta a Londra." Archivio storico dell'arte 1 (1898) ser. 2: 73, 76 (69-86).
1901Fry, Roger. Giovanni Bellini. New York and London, 1901: 46, note 1.
1901Berenson, Bernard. The Study and Criticism of Italian Art. London, 1901: 113.
1905Reinach, Salomon. Répertoire de Peintures du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance. 6 vols. Paris, 1905: 1:561.
1907Cust, Lionel. "La Collection de M. R.-H. Benson." Les Arts 70 (October 1907): 3 (2-32).
1909Brockwell, Maurice, and Herbert Cook. A Catalogue of the Pictures and Drawings in the National Loan Exhibition. London, 1909: 120, no. 78.
1910Fry, Roger. "La mostra di antichi dipinti alle 'Grafton Galleries' di Londra." RassA 10, no. 3 (March 1910): 36 (35-39).
1910Monod, François. "L'exposition nationale des maitres anciens." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 3, no. 631 (January 1910): 59 (43-65).
1912Crowe, Joseph Archer, and Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle. A History of Painting in North Italy. Ed. by Tancred Borenius. 3 vols. London, 1912: 1:273 note.
1914Benson, Robert Henry. Catalogue of Italian Pictures at 16 South Street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex. London, privately printed, 1914: no. 73.
1914Borenius, Tancred. Catalogue of Italian Pictures at 16 South Street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex Collected by Robert and Evelyn Benson. London, 1914: 143-144, no. 73.
1916Berenson, Bernard. Venetian Painting in America. New York, 1916: 238-239, fig. 99.
1923Van Marle, Raimond. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. 19 vols. The Hague, 1923-1938: 17(1935):313-314, 515.
1924Venturi, Adolfo. L'arte a San Girolamo. Milan, 1924: 61-62, fig. 44.
1928Gronau, Georg. Spatwerke des Giovanni Bellini. Strasbourg, 1928: 20, 24, fig. 21. (Italian ed. "Le opere tarde di Giovanni Bellini." Part 2: Pinacotheca 1, no. 3 [1928]: 122, 127, fig. 20.)
1929Cortissoz, Royal. "The Clarence H. Mackay Collection." International Studio 94, no. 391 (December 1929): 34, repro.
1929"American Loans to Italian Show in London." Art News 28, no. 13 (28 December 1929): 3-4.
1930Gronau, Georg. Giovanni Bellini. New York, 1930: 215, no. 159.
1931Frankfurter, Alfred. "Masterpieces of Landscape Painting in American collections." The Fine Arts 18, no. 1 (December 1931): 22-23, repro.
1931Bainiel, Lord David Lindsay, and Kenneth Clark. A Commemorative Catalogue of the Exhibition of Italian Art Held in the Galleries of the Royal Academy, Burlington House, London, January-March 1930. 2 vols. Oxford and London, 1931: 1:59, no. 171.
1932Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Oxford, 1932: 71. Italian ed., 1936: 61.
1933Venturi, Lionello. Italian Paintings in America. 3 vols. New York and Milan, 1933: 2:pl. 401 and note.
1935Dussler, Luitpold. Giovanni Bellini. Frankfurt, 1935: 150.
1937Gamba, Carlo. Giovanni Bellini. Milan, 1937: 147, fig. 159. (French ed., translation by Jean Chuzeville, Paris, n.d.: 157, fig. 159.)
1938Friedlaender, Walter. "Venetian Paintings of the XV and XVI Centuries." Art in America 26, no. 3 (July 1938): 127.
1938Breuning, Margaret. "New York Views the Venetians." Magazine of Art 31, no. 5 (May 1938): 292-293, repro.
1938Frankfurter, Alfred. "Venetian Holiday: XV and XVI Centuries in Review." Art News 36, no. 29 (16 April 1938): 10-11, repro.
1940McBride, Ruth Q. "Old Masters in a New National Gallery." The National Geographic Magazine 78, no. 1 (July 1940): 32, pl. 9.
1941Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 89, repro.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 20.
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 246, repro. 68.
1944Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 51, repro.
1945Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 94, repro.
1945Hendy, Philip, and Ludwig Goldscheider. Giovanni Bellini. Oxford and London, 1945: 34, pl. 107.
1948Kennedy, Ruth Wedgwood. The Renaissance Painter's Garden. Oxford, 1948: no. 59, repro.
1949Dussler, Luitpold. Giovanni Bellini. Vienna, 1949: 100, pl. 138.
1953Coletti, Luigi. Pittura veneta del Quattrocento. Novara, 1953: 67, pl. 144.
1957Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. 2 vols. London, 1957: 36.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 143, repro.
1959Pallucchini, Rodolfo. Giovanni Bellini. Milan, 1959: 102, 153-154, fig. 198. (English ed., translated by R. Boothroyd, London, 1962: 105-106, 158-159, fig. 198.)
1960Newton, Eric. The Arts of Man. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1960: 125-126, fig. 57.
1961Seymour 1961 (Kress), 58, repro. pl. 53, color repro. pl. 52
1961Davies, Martin. National Gallery Catalogues. The Earlier Italian Schools. London, 1961: 71-72.
1962Heinemann, Fritz. Giovanni Bellini e i belliniani. 3 vols. Venice, 1962: 1:67, no. 226; 2:fig. 103.
1963Bottari, Stefano. Tutta la pittura di Giovanni Bellini. 2 vols. Milan, 1963: 2:26, pl. 62, 63.
1964Bonicatti, Maurizio. Aspetti dell'Umanesimo nella pittura veneta dal 1455 al 1515. Rome, 1964: 114-115.
1964Meiss, Millard. Giovanni Bellini's 'St. Francis' in The Frick Collection. Princeton, 1964: 19.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 11
1967Jungblut, Renate. Hieronymus Darstellung und Verehrung eines Kirchenvaters. Bamberg, 1967: 162-163, 296, no. 216.
1968Robertson, Giles. Giovanni Bellini. Oxford, 1968: 77-78, 115, 129, pl. 58b. Reprint, New York, 1981.
1968Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XV-XVI Century. London, 1968: 39-40, fig. 96.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 5, repro.
1969Pignatti, Terisio. L'opera completa di Giovanni Bellini. Milan, 1969: 106, pl. 43.
1972Fredericksen and Zeri 1972, 23, 409, 645.
1972Fletcher, Jennifer. "The Provenance of Bellini's Frick 'St. Francis'." The Burlington Magazine 114, no. 829 (April 1972): 212.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 20, repro.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:35-36, II:pl. 23
1980Friedmann, Herbert. A Bestiary for Saint Jerome. Washington, D.C., 1980: 211, 213, 268, 286, 287, 296, 317, figs. 22-25.
1983Lattanzi, Marco, and Marica Mercalli. "Il tema del San Girolamo nell'eremo nella cultura veneta tra Quattrocento e Cinquecento." In Il S. Girolamo di Lorenzo Lotto.... Exh. cat. Museo Naz. di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, 1983: 86, 90-93, fig. 52.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 112, no. 87, color repro.
1985Gentili, Augusto, and Marco Lattanzi. "Girolamo nel desserto: l'ideologia, il modello, le varianti." In I giardini di contemplazione: Lorenzo Lotto, 1503/1512. Agusto Gentili, ed. Rome, 1985: 164-166, fig. 94.
1985Donahue, Patricia. Nursing. The Finest Art. St. Louis, 1985: 85, repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 39, repro.
1987Russo, Daniel. Saint Jérôme en Italie. Paris and Rome, 1987: 203, note 9.
1987Pujmanová, Olga. Italské gotické a renesanciní obrazy: v ceskoslovenskych sbirkách. Exh. cat. Národní galery, Sternbersky palác, Praque, 1987: 47-48.
1988Wiebel, Christiane. Askese und Endlichkeitsdemut in der italienischen Renaissance. Weinheim, 1988: 102-103, fig. 47.
1988Rosand, David. "Giorgione, Venice, and the Pastoral Vision." In Places of Delight: The Pastoral Landscape. Exh. cat. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1988: 65, fig. 49.
1989Goffen, Rona. Giovanni Bellini. New Haven and London, 1989: 260, 290.
1990Olivari, Mariolina. Giovanni Bellini. Florence, 1990: 47, fig. 63.
1991Morandotti, Alessandro. "La fortuna collezionistica della pittura gotica e rinascimetale fra Ottocento e Novecento." In Pittura italiana dal '300 al '500. Ed. Mauro Natale. Milan, 1991: 43.
1991Humfrey, Peter. "Two lost 'St. Jerome' altarpieces by Giovanni Bellini." Venezia Cinquecento 1, no. 2 (July-December 1991): 109, fig. 3.
1991Gentili, Augusto. "Giovanni Bellini, la bottega, i quadri di devozione." Venezia Cinquecento 1, no. 2 (July-December 1991): 41, fig. 12.
1992Tempestini, Anchise. Giovanni Bellini: catalogo complete dei dipinti. Florence, 1992: 256-257, no. 91, color repro.
1992Maiorino, Giancarlo. Leonardo da Vinci. University Park, Pennsylvania, 1992: 34, fig. 5.
1993One Hundred Saints. Their Lives and Likenesses Drawn from Butler's "Lives of the Saints" and Great Works of Western Art. Boston, 1993: 127-129, repro.
1994Echols, Robert. "Cima and the Theme of Saint Jerome in the Wilderness." Venezia Cinquecento IV, no. 8 (July-December 1994): 47-69, figs. 4, 12.
1995Fleming, William. Arts and Ideas. 9th ed. Fort Worth, 1995: 349, fig. 12.10.
1995Paris, Jean. L'atelier Bellini. Paris, 1995: 234, 237-238, fig. 169.
1997Tempestini, Achise. Giovanni Bellini. Milan, 1997: 77, 226-227, no. 107.
1998Faxon, Alicia Craig. "Reading." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography. 2 vols. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. Chicago and London, 1998: 2:769.
1998Christiansen, Keith. "The View from Italy." In From Van Eyck to Bruegel: Early Netherlandish Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. New York, 1998: 51-53, fig. 33.
2003Boskovits, Miklós, and David Alan Brown, et al. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. The Systematic Catalogue of the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 2003: 70-74, color repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 38, no. 26, color repro.
2008Giovanni Bellini. Exh. cat. by Mauro Lucco and Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa. Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, 2008-2009. Milan, 2008: 278, 310.

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