The Kiss of Judas (Le baiser de Judas)
Having betrayed Jesus, Judas leads a party of armed guards who intend to arrest him. Judas has alerted the authorities that he will identify Jesus for them by kissing him. Here, standing on tiptoes, Judas reaches up to kiss him, an intimate gesture that further underscores the bitterness of the betrayal.
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Image: 8 1/16 x 10 11/16 in. (20.5 x 27.1 cm)
Sheet: 8 1/16 x 10 11/16 in. (20.5 x 27.1 cm)
Frame: 15 x 20 x 1 1/2 in. (38.1 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed bottom right: "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 Kiss of Judas (Le baiser de Judas), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 8 1/16 x 10 11/16 in. (20.5 x 27.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.234 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.234_PS2.jpg)
overall, 00.159.234_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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