Raphael 1483 – 1520

The Prophet Isaiah

fresco (250 × 155 cm) — 1511-12 Museum Sant'Agostino, Rome

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This work is linked to Isaiah 26:2

This fresco in the basilica of Saint Augustine in Rome is clearly influenced by the works of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

The youngish prophet is accompanied by two putti, small angels. On the scroll is a text from Isaiah 26:2 about the entry into heaven: "Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in."

The fresco was commissioned by a man from Luxembourg, one Johann of Goritz. It is in the Chapel of St. Anne, which Johann built in the church.

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