James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902), "The Scourging on the Front
(La flagellation de face)" (1884-1896), Opaque
watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper,
36.5 x 24.4 cm, Brooklyn
Museum, New York, NY.
Mark 15:15-20 (NIV)|
to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged,
and handed him over to be crucified.
16 The soldiers led Jesus away into
the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of
soldiers. 17 They put a purple robe on
him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.
18 And they began to call out to him,
'Hail, king of the Jews!' 19 Again and
again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their
knees, they paid homage to him.
20 And when they had mocked him, they
took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out
to crucify him."