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New Masterpiece in Fogg

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The Fogg Art Museum has recently acquired a monumental painting of Saint Jerome, by the Spanish master Ribera The picture represents the artist's best work. Although realistically rendered, it does not show the over-emphasis on disagreeable details, apparent in many of Ribera's works, nor his exaggerated "tenebroso" manner, in which the greater part of the canvas is painted in deep shadow, and certain parts in very high light against the shadow. The noble and dignified figure of the saint is well characterized and splendidly handled. Particularly fine is the rendering of flesh. The picture recalls the Apostles in the Prado, and the Saint Jerome in the Naples Gallery. The Fogg Museum painting is signed and dated 1640.

The Gallery of Mediaeval and Renaissance Paintings is now open again to the public, after a complete rearrangement of wall space and pictures. A recent charcoal sketch of President Lowell by John Singer Sargent is on exhibition.

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