European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Virgin of Humility (left) and Saint Jerome Translating the Gospel of John (right)
DiptychMade in Siena, Italy, Europe
Attributed to Benedetto di Bindo, also called Benedetto di Bindo Zoppo, Italian (active Siena and Perugia), first securely documented 1409, died 1417
Tempera, silver, and tooled gold on panel with vertical grain
Cat. 153John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelOn the right panel of this diptych, or two-paneled, folding painting, Saint Jerome translates the Gospel of John from Greek to Latin. The Latin is carefully inscribed in the lower book, but the artist must have been less familiar with Greek, for the upper book contains gibberish.
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