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St. Jerome Hearing the Trumpet of the Last Judgment

by Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra, circa 1645–1650

Medium
Reed pen and brown ink, heightened with white gouache
Dimensions
29.4 × 19.8 cm (11 9/16 × 7 13/16 in)
Notes
Living in the wilderness as a hermit, Saint Jerome heard trumpets sounding the Last Judgment; looking up, he saw the cross with Christ's body rising in front of him. Here the trumpet appears so tantalizingly close that Jerome reaches up to try to touch it. His attributes, a lion and a book, surround him. Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra built the dynamic composition from lively, quick strokes. Hatching and cross-hatching emphasize the rippling muscles on the saint's arms and back and elaborate the folds of fabric around his waist. They suggest the undergrowth on the left and the lion's fur.
Location
J. Paul Getty Museum

17th century

Dead Christ with Lamenting Angels

by Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra, 1650

Medium
Oil on copper
Dimensions
15 × 12 1/2 in (38.1 × 31.75 cm)
Location
LACMA

17th century