Saint Jerome Meditating on a Skull

Battista Franco, Italian, 1498 - 1561


about 1550-1561

Etching and drypoint on paper

Overall: 17 11/16 × 11 13/16 in. (45 × 30 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection; acquired through a gift from Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H, by exchange



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed in plate, lower left: Baptista . Francus . Venetus . Fecit

Course History

ARTH 84, Media and Meaning in Renaissance Sculpture, Adrian Randolph, Fall 2013

ARTH 27.02, Living Stone: Sculpture in Early Modern Italy, Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Winter 2022

Exhibition History

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 3-October 15, 2000.

Renaissance and Mannerist Plaquettes and Medals from the Collection of Roger Arvid Anderson, Class of 1968, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 19-November 21, 2013.

Publication History

Roger Arvid Anderson, The Roger Arvid Anderson Collection, Medals, Medallions, Plaquettes and Small Reliefs, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper and Textiles, San Francisco: Roger Arvid Anderson (published privately), design by David L. Wilson, 2015, p. 262.


Deneberg Fine Arts, San Francisco, California; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, date unknown; lent to present collection,1994; sold to present collection, 2016.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 37-II (131)

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