St Jerome in his Study by Candlelight

Note that the work cited here is only a possible match with the record. Received from the States of Holland in 1635 along with Jan Gossart's Adam and Eve (Sale Inventory, WS 204, no 304 in Hampton Court), a landscape in needlework (Doort, WS 157, no 3) and the Burning of the Bones of John the Baptist and the Lamentation by Geertgen tot Sint Jans now in Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum (no 993 and no 991) - as well as some other luxury items. See J. Bruyn and O. Millar, "Notes on the Royal Collection-III: The'Dutch Gift'to Charles I", Burlington Magazine, 1962

Van der Doort c.1639

Lucas van Leyden

St Jerome, (red garment) leaning on his right hand, holding a skull in the other, a lighted candle near, a red cardinal's hat hanging on the wall

Walpole Society reference (1960): 
WS 76, № 2
Measurements (Van der Doort): 
1ft 1in x 1ft 3in (33 x 38.1cm)
light from the left
black ebony frame
States-General, one of five pieces given to your Majesty at St James's in 1635
Gift / Exchange / Bought / Inherited: 
Hang notes: 
under said piece
Original Manuscript page number: 
Windsor MS., f. 2 and V&A MS, f. 23, no 2 (WS 207)
Project notes: 
By your majesty's especially command your pictures and rarities which you had kept at St James's in the Cabinet Room were transported and brought to Whitehall into the Privy Gallery in your Majesty's newly-erected Cabinet Room, whereof the particulars as well of the said rarities from St James's as also other Pictures medals agates or the like since by Your Majesty thereunto augmented, as by the number and bigness particularly signified doth appear as followeth
Interpreting the text: 
The text in brackets comes from the V&A Manuscript
Identification certainty: 
Sale Inventory c.1649-51

Lucas van Leyden