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Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry, 1405–1408/9. Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France by 1399–1416). French; Made in Paris. Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum; 9 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (23.8 x 16.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1).
The Story of Saint Jerome
Saint Jerome Translating the Bible, Folio 187v
Here the Limbourgs add their own stamp to a traditional representation of Saint Jerome in his study, continuing the scholarly theme of the Saint Catherine and Diocrès stories. In an upper storey of the structure, three prophets hold banderoles referring to some of the books Jerome translated.