The Resurrection (La Résurrection)
Emerging out of a tomb sealed with a large stone and guarded by watchmen, Jesus miraculously rises from the dead. His face shines forth and the wounds on his head, hands, feet, and chest glow bright white. The guards shook and “became as dead men,” Matthew says, at the sight of the risen Jesus, falling backwards in abject terror.
Glowing more brilliantly than the guards’ lanterns, an angel visible just inside the tomb at right will later reassure Mary Magdalene and the other holy women that Jesus has risen. The angel is accompanied by others of his brilliant company, who are seated in an inner chamber of the tomb.
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Image: 12 13/16 x 8 5/16 in. (32.5 x 21.1 cm)
Sheet: 12 13/16 x 8 5/16 in. (32.5 x 21.1 cm)
Frame: 20 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "J.J. Tissot"
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James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Resurrection (La Résurrection), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 12 13/16 x 8 5/16 in. (32.5 x 21.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.328 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.328_PS2.jpg)
overall, 00.159.328_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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