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SLR in the plate: monogram P with a palm leaf;
ILL in the plate: Franco forma;
LC verso: Marcus Sopher (S. 80);
AFGA print from the same series: A005670
Sopher 16th c. catalogue no. 80
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection
St. Jerome, partially nude, gestures towards a blank tablet while the Pope, in deep shadow, points to his book. Two putti play with books below, in a possibly unrelated study.