James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902), "The
Pardon of the Good Thief (Le pardon du bon Larron)" (1884-1896), Opaque
watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper,
36.2 x 20.5 cm, Brooklyn
Museum, New York, NY.
Luke 23:39-43 (NIV)|
"39 One of
the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: 'Aren't you the Christ? Save
yourself and us!'
40 But the other criminal rebuked
him. 'Don't you fear God,' he said, 'since you are under the same sentence?
41 We are punished justly, for we are getting
what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.'
42 Then he said, 'Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom.'
43 Jesus answered him, 'I tell you
the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.'"