Simon the Cyrenian Compelled to Carry the Cross with Jesus

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Tissot, Simon the Cyrenian Compelled to Carry the Cross with Jesus
A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.
Mark 15:21

Portrait of Simon and his two sons Alexander and Rufus

Paintings by by James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902). Biography. Nearly all of Tissot's paintings of the Life of Christ (1884-1896) are rendered in opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper and are owned by the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

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