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March 11, 2012



Thank you so much for these variations on the theme of St. Jerome and the Lion. So many beautiful paintings.


AM, I so appreciate your comments. These paintings have become quite dear to me, but I was very unsure whether anyone else would share that feeling. It's wonderful to learn that you do. :-)


I enjoyed looking at these paintings. But it does seem clear that the painters had little idea what a lion actually looks like! :)


Hi Heidi,
Yes, it's clear that most of these artists have only heard a general description of a lion, but never actually seen one. That fact does give rise to some odd representations, doesn't it?

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