The Man with the Withered Hand (L'homme à la main desséchée)
When Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath, he flouts rules against work and further upsets the devout. Although Jewish law permitted the saving of lives on the holy day, Jesus defies the rigid rules of the Sabbath by extending his help to a man afflicted but not threatened with death.
- 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: 1886-1896
- Dimensions: Image: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm) Sheet: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm) Frame: 20 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed bottom near left: "J.J. Tissot"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 00.159.95
- Credit Line: Purchased by public subscription
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Man with the Withered Hand (L'homme à la main desséchée), 1886-1896. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.95
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)