Girolamo Muziano
Circle of

Landscape with Saint Onuphrius

after 1574
The hermit Onophrius retreated to the wilderness to do penance. The landscape – part sheltering, part threatening – mirrors his intense emotion. Paintings on copper were prized by collectors: viewing such a work is an intimate experience, and the delicate touch of the brush repays close study. Many Northeners specialized in working on copper. As the painting is derived from a drawing by Muziano, the artist was likely in his workshop. Muziano also had the drawing reproduced as a print, ensuring its fame.
Artist
Circle of
Title
Landscape with Saint Onuphrius
Date
after 1574
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on copper
Dimensions
39.7 x 28.6 cm
Nationality
Italian
Credit line
Purchased 1968
Accession number
15679