Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564

The Prophet Jeremiah

fresco — 1508-1512 Museum Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Michelangelo Buonarroti biography

This work is linked to Jeremiah 1:1

Jeremiah was one of the great prophets of the Old Testament. His life and works are collected in the Book of Jeremiah and in the Lamentations.

For this fresco in the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo probably depicted Jeremiah lamenting the fall of Jerusalem. More than a century later, Rembrandt also a lamenting Jeremiah.

The photo was taken before the restauration of the Chapel.

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