Pictures for the 4th Sunday in Lent, Year C

A small selection of free-use illustrations, photographs or images based on the readings and prayers/propers in the Roman Catholic lectionary for the fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C.  It is part of the Lectionary Art Series.

See hymn huggestions for this Sunday for more information about the readings and seasonal notes about this day, and links to other weeks.


Rembrandt - The Return of the Prodigal Son (detail)

Source:   Wikimedia
Artist:     Rembrandt (1606–1669)

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Pompeo Batoni (1708–1787)

Der verlorene Sohn (The Prodigal Son)

Source:    Wikipedia
Artist:     Gerard van Honthorst (1590–1656)

The Return of the Prodigal Son (Le retour de l'enfant prodigue)

Source:    Wikipedia
Artist:     James Tissot (1836–1902)

Return of the Prodigal Son

Source:    Wikipedia
Artist:     Leonello Spada (1576–1622)


Prodigal Son - CHS Cathedral

Source:   Wikimedia
Artist:     The Mayer Company (1907).

Prodigal Son

Attribution:   JESUS MAFA. Prodigal Son, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

Jealousy of the Elder Son

Source:           Wikimedia
Attribution:   Biblical illustrations by Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Ft. Worth, TX, and Gospel Light, Ventura, CA. Copyright 1984. Released under new license, CC-BY-SA 3.0

Line Art

Engraving of the Prodigal Son as a swineherd

Source:      Wikimedia
Artist:        Sebald Beham: Der verlorene Sohn hütet die Schweine“, 1538

The Prodigal Youth

Artist:        Jerome Nadal (1507-1580)

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