St. Jerome reading the Scriptures by Candlelight, (painting)
Honthorst b. 1592
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 84
"HONTHORST--or Gherardo Delle Notti--born at Utrecht, in 1592. He travelled to Italy and became one of the best artists of his time. He excelled in representing figures by candle-light, which usually were as large as life; whence he obtained the name Gherardo delle Notti. His pencil is fine and firm, and his colouring has great force." No. 84.--ST. JEROME Reading by candle-light. The expression of interest and devotion in the Saint is very good, and the general effect of the picture is admirable. [P. 55.]
Catalogue of the Pictures forming the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, with a List of the Engravings now being exhibited at the Gallery of the Lyceum Building, No. 563 Broadway. Second Edition. 1849. New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.