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.
This text refers to these objects: ' 00.159.181; 00.159.182
- 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: 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)
- Signature: Signed bottom left: "J.J. Tissot"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 00.159.182
- Credit Line: Purchased by public subscription
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: 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
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)