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The Appearance of Christ at the Cenacle (Apparition du Christ au cénacle)

James Tissot

European Art

Christ appears to his followers at the cenacle, the upper room where they had shared the Last Supper. Exposing his glowing wounds, Jesus reveals himself to them—to their delight and wonder—while the servants who tend the disciples peer through the curtains in astonishment.
MEDIUM Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1886-1894
    DIMENSIONS Image: 5 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (14 x 26 cm) Sheet: 5 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (14 x 26 cm) Frame: 15 x 20 x 1 1/2 in. (38.1 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm)
    SIGNATURE Signed top left: "J.J. Tissot"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 00.159.340
    CREDIT LINE Purchased by public subscription
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