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Jerome was a saint and one of the two main figures in the painting by Caravaggio, Saint Fidgeta Chastised by Saint Jerome (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 20).

Inspiration

Saint Jerome (347–420) was a Latin Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, best known for his translation of most of the Bible into Latin (the translation that became known as the Vulgate).  In art, he is often represented as one of the four Latin doctors of the Church and portrayed anachronistically in the garb of a cardinal, a position that did not exist during his lifetime.  Hagiographies of Jerome talk of his having spent a lot of his years in the Syrian desert, and multiple artists have titled their works "St Jerome in the wilderness".  He is the patron of librarians[1].

Reference

  1. Wikipedia: Jerome

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