Two Rembrandt masterpieces painted in 1630 and 1631—’The Prophet Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem,’ which is on special loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, for the Museum’s 50th anniversary, and St. Peter in Prison (St. Peter Kneeling), 1631, from the Israel Museum—are displayed side by side in the new exhibition. The obvious resemblance between the two paintings, notably the figure in the center—an elderly bearded man whose face is filled with sadness and despair—raises an intriguing question: Did Rembrandt wish to draw attention to a special connection he noted between the prophet and the apostle, or is it simply that he had painted the same elderly model in both paintings? “Despite a 650-year gap between the two events described in the paintings, there are definite similarities,’ says exhibition curator Shlomit Steinberg. “They both take place in Jerusalem, near Mount

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