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REMBRANDT VAN RIJN, 1630
In Jeremiah Mourning over the Destruction of Jerusalem, Rembrandt van Rijn masterfully captures the essence of a great man shouldering an even greater burden. Rembrandt’s series of self-portraits is widely admired and considered a valuable part of art history, but his body of work also includes many Biblical paintings.
This melancholy work was inspired by a story from the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament. The prophet Jeremiah had repeatedly foretold the destruction of the city of Jerusalem but his warnings remained ...