Our Lord Jesus Christ (Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ)
Jesus appears with his hands folded over his heart, his gaze direct, his expression composed. As Moses commanded in the Old Testament books of Numbers and Deuteronomy, Jesus wears a prayer shawl as a sign of his adherence to the rituals of Judaism.
Tissot derived this image from a larger watercolor in the series in which Jesus gives his last discourse to his disciples after the departure of Judas. He urges them to love one another as he has loved them.
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Image: 6 7/16 x 3 3/4 in. (16.4 x 9.5 cm)
Sheet: 6 7/16 x 3 3/4 in. (16.4 x 9.5 cm)
Frame: 20 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed top right: "J.J. Tissot"
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James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Our Lord Jesus Christ (Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 6 7/16 x 3 3/4 in. (16.4 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.226 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.226_PS2.jpg)
overall, 00.159.226_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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