St. Augustine in His Study, by Vittore Carpaccio, 1507.
St. Augustine in His Study, by Vittore Carpaccio, 1507. This work by Carpaccio, begun in 1502 and completed in 1507, portrays Augustine in his studio. Augustine looks startled, and rightly so: Saint Jerome has just appeared to him in order to announce his death and ascent to heaven. Jerome takes the form of a luminous shape in the window, the object of Augustine’s gaze. The work is now housed in the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni in Venice, Italy.
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