National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Saint Jerome in the Desert Desiderio da Settignano (artist)
Florentine, c. 1429 - 1464
Saint Jerome in the Desert, c. 1461
marble
overall: 42.7 x 54.8 cm (16 13/16 x 21 9/16 in.) framed: 58.4 x 70.2 x 9.5 cm (23 x 27 5/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.113
On View
From the Tour: Florentine Sculpture of the 15th Century
Object 3 of 8

1887Bode, Wilhelm von. Italienische Bildhauer der Renaissance. Berlin, 1887: 56-57.
1892Bode, Wilhelm von. Denkmäler der Renaissance-Sculptur in Italien. 17 vols. Munich, 1892-1904: 7:pl. 305.
1900Neumann, Dr. Wilhelm. "Aus Baltischen Gemäldesammlungen." Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst 35, new series 11 (1900): 269 fig. 6, 271.
1907Schubring, Paul. Donatello: Des Meisters Werke in 277 Abbildungen. Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1907: repro. (2nd ed., New York, 1921)
1908Bode, Wilhelm von. Florentine Sculptors of the Renaissance. London, 1908: 114.
1921Bode, Wilhelm von. Florentiner Bildhauer der Renaissance. Berlin, 1921: 174-175.
1924Venturi, Adolfo. L'Arte a San Girolamo. Milan, 1924: 165-166, 168, fig. 133.
1928Valentiner, Wilhelm R. "The Italian Renaissance Sculptures of the Widener Collection." Art News 26, no. 28 (14 April 1928): 15-16, 17 pl. 4.
1929The Magdalen and sculptures in relief by Desiderio da Settignano and his associates. Photographs by Clarence Kennedy. Studies in the history and criticism of sculpture [Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts] 6 (1929): pls. 12-16.
1940Middeldorf, Ulrich. "Two Florentine Sculptures at Toledo." Art in America 28, no. 1 (January 1940): 29.
1941Goldscheider, Ludwig. Donatello. New York, 1941: 31 n. 20.
1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 8.
1942Planiscig, Leo. Desiderio da Settignano. Vienna, 1942: 16, 42, pl. 4.
1943Swarzenski, Georg. "Some Aspects of Italian Quattrocento Sculpture in the National Gallery." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 6th series, 24 (November 1943): 291.
1948Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 117, repro.
1949Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 177-178, note 29, repro. 102-105.
1957Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 19.
1958Pope-Hennessy, John. Italian Renaissance Sculpture. London, 1958: 37, 302, 303-304, pl. 65.
1962Cardellini, Ida. Desiderio da Settignano. Milan, 1962: 244, fig. 296.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 152.
1967Clarence Kennedy. Exh. cat. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1967: 22, fig. 94, mislabelled as Relief of the Christ-Child and Young St. John by Desiderio da Settignano and Associates.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 135, repro.
1972Wittkower, Rudolf. "Desiderio da Settignano's St. Jerome in the Desert." Studies in the History of Art 4 (1971-1972): 6-37, repro.
1977Wittkower, Rudolf. Sculpture: Processes and Principles. New York, 1977: 82-86, fig. 1.
1981Vines, Grizel Cochrane. "Desiderio da Settignano." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1981: 19, 24, 31, 51-52, 56, 61, 74, 141-146, no. 14.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 626, no. 970, repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 286, repro.
1994Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 73, repro.
1994Penny, Nicholas. "Non-Finito in Italian Fifteenth-Century Bronze Sculpture." Antologia di belle arti new series, nos. 48-51 (1994): 14, figs. 5, 6.
2008Lemke, Melissa Beck. "The mysteries of Desiderio's 'St Jerome' revealed by Clarence Kennedy." The Burlington Magazine CL (November 2008): 755-757, fig. 47.
2011Androsov, Sergey. "Collection de la Grande Duchesse Marie Nicolaévna et de Karl Eduard von Liphart." Baltic Journal of Art History (Autumn 2011-Spring 2012): 294-296.
2011Luchs, Alison. " 'Cosi si specchi' :Speculations on Medici Patronage and Purposes for Desiderio's Louvre Tondo." In Connors, Joseph, Alessandro Nova, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi and Gerhard Wolf, eds. Papers from a colloquium held at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut, and at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, May 9-12, 2007 on occasion of the exhibition in Florence dedicated to Desiderio da Settignano. Venice, 2011: 1.

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