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The Probatic Pool, Jerusalem (Jérusalem. Piscine probatique)

1844

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Jerusalem's Probatic Pool was believed to be the site of a miracle performed by Jesus. According to the Bible, he healed a man who had been lame for thirty-eight years. By exploiting the strong sunlight and deep shadows, Girault de Prangey not only captured the essence of a minimalist subject in a way not possible with painting or drawing, but also enhanced its mystery. The Museum's collection of Girault de Prangey works is one of the largest held by an American institution.

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