Dose of Art #112: Jean-Léon Gérôme – Saint Jérôme (1874)

St. Jerome was a popular subject for paintings and he has been painted in many ways and styles. This one by Gérôme is strangely endearing; Jerome sleeping with his head resting on the also sleeping lion. Legend has it he had tamed a lion by removing a thorn from its paw and healing it.