(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)

Bearded Prophet (detail)

c. 1418
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

The Florentines began to refer to the Bearded Prophet as the Pensieroso (Thinker) at an early stage. This is an entirely appropriate name for the predominant characteristic of this prophet who is so deeply lost in thought.