Maltreatments in the House of Caiaphas (Les mauvais traitements chez Caïphe)
Convicted of blasphemy by the high priests—a crime punishable by death—Jesus is led away, as the crowd of witnesses pulls his hair, scratches his face, and rains both insults and blows on his body in what Tissot describes as a “diabolical fury.” Having blindfolded Jesus, his tormentors now mock his status as a prophet by demanding that he divine which among them has hit him.
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Image: 12 1/2 x 8 3/16 in. (31.8 x 20.8 cm)
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 8 3/16 in. (31.8 x 20.8 cm)
Frame: 22 7/8 x 16 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (58.1 x 42.9 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed bottom left: "J.J. Tissot"
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James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Maltreatments in the House of Caiaphas (Les mauvais traitements chez Caïphe), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 12 1/2 x 8 3/16 in. (31.8 x 20.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.252 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.252_PS2.jpg)
overall, 00.159.252_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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