James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902), "The
Sorrowful Mother (Mater Dolorosa)" (1884-1896), Opaque
watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, 32.7
x 23 cm, Brooklyn
Museum, New York, NY.
John 19:25-27 (NIV)|
the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of
Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When
Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he
said to his mother, 'Dear woman, here is your son,'
27 and to the disciple, 'Here is your mother.' From that time on,
this disciple took her into his home."