The Man Who Hoards (L'homme qui thésaurise)
This is one of a group of paintings illustrating parables told by Jesus to his followers, rather than episodes from his life. Here, a rich man amasses possessions, taking pride in their accumulation rather than praising God for their plenitude and use. Dazzled by the goods that surround him, he remains oblivious to the threat of death hovering behind him in the form of a sword-bearing angel.
- Portfolio/Series: The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ (La Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ)
- Artist: James Tissot, French, 1836-1902
- Medium: Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
- Place Made: France
- Dates: 1886-1894
- Dimensions: Image: 7 7/8 x 5 1/16 in. (20 x 12.9 cm) Sheet: 7 7/8 x 5 1/16 in. (20 x 12.9 cm) Frame: 20 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed bottom left: "J.J. Tissot"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 00.159.79
- Credit Line: Purchased by public subscription
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Man Who Hoards (L'homme qui thésaurise), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 7 7/8 x 5 1/16 in. (20 x 12.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.79
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)