Jesus Wept (Jésus pleura)
Following the death of his friend Lazarus, Jesus goes to Bethany to comfort Martha and Mary Magdalene for a loss that he also felt keenly. Both women lament that Jesus was absent when Lazarus took ill, knowing that he would have prevented the death with his healing powers. Affected by the loss, Jesus weeps.
Led to the darkened tomb of Lazarus, Jesus commands the removal of the stone covering the opening and, after a prayer to God, resurrects the dead man before witnesses who gasp in astonishment.
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Image: 6 3/4 x 8 15/16 in. (17.1 x 22.7 cm)
Sheet: 6 3/4 x 8 15/16 in. (17.1 x 22.7 cm)
Storage: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Frame: 15 x 20 x 1 1/2 in. (38.1 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed bottom left: "J.J. Tissot"
Purchased by public subscription
1900, purchased from the artist by the Brooklyn Museum.
This item is not on view
James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Jesus Wept (Jésus pleura), 1886-1896. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 6 3/4 x 8 15/16 in. (17.1 x 22.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.182 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.182_PS2.jpg)
overall, 00.159.182_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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