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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Circle of Albrecht Altdorfer, German (Regensburg c. 1480 - 1538 Regensburg)
Previously attributed to Wolfgang Huber, German (1485 - 1553)
Saint Jerome in the Desert
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink and opaque white watercolor on brown antique laid paper, mounted
21 × 16.1 cm (8 1/4 × 6 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: formerly back of frame: printed in red ink:] [....] R. Ederheimer / Print Cabinet / [..Fifth Avenue] / [printed excerpt from Ederheimer catalogue:] HUBER, WOLFGANG (WOLF). / Born Feldkirch, about 1480, worked in Passau since 1515, where / he is still found in 1544. / St. Jerome in the Desert. / Magnificent pen drawing on paper grounded in greyish-brown with white high-lights. Dated 1508. / Drawings of that period in such quality are of the utmost rarity. / Height, 8 1/4 inches; width, 6 3/8 inches.
  • inscription: Dated on the recto, upper center, in opaque white: 1508
  • inscription: Verso of mount, center, graphite: Einiger Defekte wegen aufgezorgen.
  • inscription: Verso of mount, bottom edge, brown ink: Sebald Hirschvogel f. gebohren zu Nuernberg 1[??]1. gestorben 158[?] / 4.
  • inscription: Verso of mount, lower left, graphite: 236 / -ts [encircled]
  • inscription: old mat, bottom, graphite: Wolf Huber
  • inscription: verso of old mat, graphite: 4247-3-3 / 1/30
[Richard Ederheimer, New York], c. 1915. Anne Helburn Straus, New York, bequest; to Harvard Art Museums
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Anne Helburn Straus
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Illustrated Catalogue of the Second Exhibition of One Hundred Original drawings by the Old Masters, auct. cat., R. Ederheimer Print Cabinet (New York, 1915), no. 7, repr. (frontispiece)

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