St. Jerome and St. Augustine
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white gouache, on pink toned paper; squared in red chalk
10 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches (273 x 201 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz, 1973
Though highly finished and squared for transfer, the drawing is not related to any of Giulio's extant works, nor can it be identified with any commission for a lost painting or fresco. St. Jerome,who kneels at left, is identified by his attributes, the cardinal's hat and lion; he is accompanied by a figure who has traditionally been accepted as St. Augustine, another of the four Latin Fathers of the Church. They appear to be witnessing a sacred event at the center of an altarpiece. The drawing is thought to have been made in Rome before Giulio's departure for Mantua in 1524.