James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902), "Simon the
Cyrenian Compelled to Carry the Cross with Jesus (Simon de Cyrène contraint de
porter la Croix avec Jésus)," (1884-1896), Opaque
watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper,
20.2 x 29.8 cm, Brooklyn
Museum, New York, NY.
Mark 15:21 (NIV)|
"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." Luke 23:26 (NIV)
"As they led him
away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and
put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus."