Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Reader Submission: Yvain and Jerome - Separated at Birth?!

If you’re up on your medieval romances, some of you may have already noticed that Yvain, France’s answer to the bad lion, shares the same backstory as everyone’s favorite saintly lion fancier, Jerome: Injured lion, helpful human, companion for life.

They also share a taste for HIDEOUSLY deformed lions:
The Penitence of Saint Jerome, Albrecht Altdorfer, 1507.

Really, Altdorfer?

It’s like Falkor’s cranky twin brother.

Thanks for the submission, Joanne!

1 comment:

  1. Sadly I cannot tell you where this is from exactly. Only that it must be from an altar piece in the Bode Museum in Berlin - found here: