James Tissot 1836 – 1902

The Prophet Jeremiah

watercolour — ca. 1888

James Tissot biography

This work is linked to Jeremiah 19:10

In Jeremiah 19 the prophet is told to buy a potter's bottle. Jeremiah buys it and smashes it a few moments later, in front of a crowd. He tells the people that God will do to them what he just did to the bottle, because of their disobedience.

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