The Jews Took Up Rocks to Stone Jesus (Les juifs prirent des pierres pour lapider Jésus)
Jesus’ conversations with members of his community escalate and become violent: when he claims to know Abraham, the Old Testament patriarch, devout Jews are skeptical, given his youth. Alluding to his own transcendence as the Son of God, he replies: “Before Abraham was, I am.” At this response, the people attack Jesus with stones, gathering together as an angry mob.
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Image: 6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (15.6 x 21 cm)
Sheet: 6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (15.6 x 21 cm)
Frame: 15 x 20 x 1 1/2 in. (38.1 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "J.J. Tissot"
Purchased by public subscription
1900, purchased from the artist by the Brooklyn Museum.
This item is not on view
James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Jews Took Up Rocks to Stone Jesus (Les juifs prirent des pierres pour lapider Jésus), 1886-1896. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (15.6 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.176 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.176_PS2.jpg)
overall, 00.159.176_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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