James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902), "The Descent
from the Cross (La descent de croix)" (1884-1896), Opaque
watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper,
33.7 x 24.1 cm, Brooklyn
Museum, New York, NY.
Mark 15:46a (NIV)|
"So Joseph ... took down the body."
Matthew 27:57-59 (NIV)
evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had
himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58
Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given
to him. 59 Joseph took the body..."