Typology and Iconography in Donne, Herbert, and Milton

Fashioning the Self after Jeremiah

  • Authors
  • Reuben Sánchez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. “The Sad Prophet Jeremiah” as an Icon of Renaissance Melancholy

  3. Rembrandt’s Jeremiah: Donne and Learning How to Be a Preacher

  4. Sluter’s Jeremiah: Herbert and Learning How to Visualize the Heart

  5. Michelangelo’s Jeremiah: Milton and Learning How to Be a Prophet

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-275

About this book


This book analyzes the iconographic traditions of Jeremiah and of melancholy to show how Donne, Herbert, and Milton each fashions himself after the icons presented in Rembrandt's Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem , Sluter's sculpture of Jeremiah in the Well of Moses, and Michelangelo's fresco of Jeremiah in the Sistine Chapel.


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