Jéan-Léon Gérôme: The Wailing Wall

The Wailing Wall: Jéan-Léon Gérôme

The Wailing Wall is an 1880 religious painting by leading French Academic artist Jéan-Léon Gérôme.

Analysis of The Wailing Wall

Jean-Léon Gérôme painted The Wailing Wall, part of an ancient wall that enclosed the Temple Mount, a site in Jerusalem sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims in 1880.

In this picture, a Jewish man stands in veneration reading from the Torah. His walking stick and wrapped supplies indicate he has traveled a great distance in pilgrimage.

Jéan-Léon Gérôme’s The Wailing Wall is in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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