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Fray Jerónimo Pérez

  • “Fray Jerónimo Pérez”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    “Fray Jerónimo Pérez”. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

Around 1632

Cultural background

Spanish School

Original title

Fray Jerónimo Pérez

A fine, highly expressive painting that forms part of the series by Zurbarán depicting theologians and preachers from the Mercedarian Order of Our Lady of Mercy.

The series was originally composed of eleven paintings, of which eight survive. This is the best executed of them. The series was painted for the library of the convent of the Order in Seville (now the Museum of Fine Arts).
It depicts Fray Jerónimo Pérez and shows the monks’ style of life, which alternated between study and prayer. Its force is in the monk’s gaze, which appears absorbed in an inner meditation.
 

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
193 x 122 cm.

Technique
Oil

Material
Canvas

  

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