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Resurrection Artwork

collected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Bergognone, Christ Risen from the Tomb
Ambrogio di Stefano Bergognone (ca. 1460-1523), Christ Risen from the Tomb (c. 1490), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Larger image.

Albrecht Altdorfer

Andrea da Firenze, Descent of Christ to Limbo (1365-68), Fresco, Cappella Spagnuolo, Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Andrea Del Castagno, Resurrection (detail, 1447), Fresco, Sant'Apollonia, Florence. Christ bearing Christian flag. Powerful picture. Another.

Fra Angelico

Giovanni Bellini, Resurrection of Christ (1475-79), Oil on panel, 148 x 128 cm, Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Piero della Francesca (1420-1492), Resurrection (1463-65), Mural in fresco and tempera, 225 x 200 cm, Pinacoteca Comunale, Sansepolcro. Another.

Ambrogio di Stefano Bergognone (Milanese artist, ca. 1460-1523), Christ Risen from the Tomb (c. 1490), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

William Blake, Angel rolling the stone away from the sepulchre (c. 1805), watercolour, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

"Resurrection" (1512-1516), by Matthias Grünwald (German painter, c. 1480-1528), 106x112-1/2 in. The Isenheim Alterpiece (Diptych), Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar. Larger image.

Dieric Bouts the Elder

  • Passion Altarpiece (side wings, c. 1455), Oil on wood, 191 x 58 cm (each), Museo de la Capilla Real, Granada. Right wing is resurrection scene.
  • Resurrection (1450-60), Tempera on canvas, 89 x 72,5 cm, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena

Edward Burne Jones (Pre-Raphaelite English painter, 1833-1893)  

  • Ascension window detail.St. James's Church, Staveley, Cumbria, UK, William Morris.
  • Ascension, stained glass window, Jesus Church, Troutbeck, Cumbria, UK, manufactured by Morris and Co.Similar pattern to the St. James window.
  • The morning of the resurrection (1882) Oil On Canvas, Private Collection. Another.
  • Two ascension windows are confused with the resurrection, but he did not do a resurrection window.

Caravaggio (Italian painter, 1571-1610)

  • The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (1601-02), Oil on canvas, 107 x 146 cm, Sanssouci, Potsdam. Very realistic picture with Thomas's finger in Jesus' side wound.
  • Supper at Emmaus (1601), by Caravaggio (Italian painter1573-1610), oil and temera on canvas, 141x196 cm, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

Vittore Carpaccio, The Meditation on the Passion (c. 1510), Oil and tempera on wood, 70,5 x 86,7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Haunting picture of Job ("I know that my Redeemer liveth") and St. Jerome meditating on the dead body of Jesus.

Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen as a Gardener (1507), Oil on oak, 55 x 39 cm, Staatliche Museen, Kassel

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Resurrection (c. 1508), central panel of the house altar of Count William II, Staatliche Museen, Kassel

Benjamin Gerritsz. Cuyp, Angel is opening Christ's tomb (c. 1640), oil on wood, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (Szepmuveseti Muzeum)

"Supper at Emmaus" (1601), by Caravaggio (Italian painter1573-1610), oil and temera on canvas, 141x196 cm, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan. Larger image.

Albrecht Dürer

  • Resurrection (No. 15, 1512), Engraving, 119 x 75 mm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Small Passion: 29. The Resurrection (1511), Woodcut, British Museum, London
  • The Large Passion: 12. The Resurrection of Christ (1510), Woodcut, 39 x 28 cm, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

Giotto di Bondone, No. 37 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 21. Resurrection (Noli me tangere, 1304-06), Fresco, 200 x 185 cm, Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua. Another.

Gaudenzio Ferrari, Christ rising from the tomb (1530-46), oil on poplar, National gallery, London

Benozzo Gozzoli, Women at the Tomb (detail, 1440-41), Fresco, Convento di San Marco, Florence

Carl Heinrich Bloch (Danish painter, 1834-1890).

Bramantino, The Risen Christ (c. 1490), Oil on panel, 109 x 75 cm, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

El Greco

  • The Resurrection (1577-79), Oil on canvas, 210 x 128 cm, Church of Santo Domingo el Antiguo, Toledo
  • The Resurrection (1596-1600), Oil on canvas, 275 x 127 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid
  • The Risen Christ (1595-98), Polychrome wood, height: 45 cm, Hospital Tavera, Toledo. Naked figure.

Matthias Grünewald, Resurrection (c. 1515), Oil on wood, 269 x 141 cm (each), Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar. Coloring is much like William Blake.

Karl Brjoellov (1799 -1852), Christ Resurrected (Second half of the 1840s), Oil on canvas, 177 x 89 (rounded top)

Mikhail Nesterov (1862-1942), The Resurrection (Early 1890s), Oil on canvas, 110.5 x 88.5 cm

Pieter Lastman, The Resurrection, Dutch, 1612, Oil on panel, 17 x 12 3/4 in. Getty Museum

Pietro Lorenzetti, Resurrection (c. 1320), Fresco, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi

Andrea Mantegna, Christ's Resurrection (1457-60), Tempera on wood, Musée du Louvre, Paris.   Imitator: Resurrection

Master M.S., The Resurrection (1506), Tempera on limewood, 158 x 80,5 cm, Christian Museum, Esztergom

MASTER of the Osservanza, The Resurrection (c. 1445), Tempera and gold on wood, 37 x 46 cm
Institute of Arts, Detroit


  • Passion (Greverade) Altarpiece (right wing, 1491), Oil on wood, 205 x 75 cm, Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgedichte, Lübeck
  • Resurrection, Oil on oak, 58 x 28,2 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
  • Triptych of the Resurrection (c. 1490), Oil on wood, central panel 62 x 45 cm, wings 62 x 19 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Hans Multscher, Resurrection (1437), Panel, 148 x 140 cm, Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Marco d’ Oggiono, Resurrection of Christ with Sts Leonardo and Lucy (1491-94), Oil on panel, Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Passignano, The Resurrection (1600-25), Oil on canvas, 112 x 70 cm, Pinacoteca, Vatican

Pinturicchio, The Resurrection, Frescoes in the Borgia Appartments of the Palazzi Pontifici in Vatican

Pieter Pauwel Rubens, The Resurrection of Christ (c. 1612), Oil on panel, 138 x 98 cm, O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp

Vecellio Tiziano, Polyptych of the Resurrection (1520-22), Oil on canvas, Santi Nazaro e Celso, Brescia

Paolo Uccello, Resurrection of Christ (1443-45), Stained glass window, Duomo, Florence

Unknown master, Flemish, Resurrection (c. 1400), Tempera on wood, 33,1 x 21,2 cm, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

Vecchietta, Resurrection (1472), Bronze, 54,3 x 41,2 cm, Frick Collection, New York. Door panel.

Andrea del Verrocchio, Christ and Doubting Thomas (1476-83), Bronze, height: 230 cm, Orsanmichele, Florence

Rogier van der Weyden, Miraflores Altarpiece (detail, c. 1440), Oil on oak panel, Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection (1898), by Euguene Burnand (1850-1921), Paris, Musée d'Orsay

Victory over Death, by Frederick Wilson, lead designer, Tiffany Glass Company. Church of the Incarnation, NYC. Angels with trumpets hearlding victory over death and a flock of doves in flight. Another, photo by Lee Sandstead.

James J. Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902)

James J. Tissot, 'Resurrection' (1896), Brooklyn Museum, watercolor.
James J. Tissot, 'Resurrection' (1896), Brooklyn Museum, watercolor. Larger image.

Contemporary Paintings of the Resurrection

Walter Rane, He is Not Here

He Qi (Chinese Artist), The Risen Lord (2001). Colorful Christ with arms spread, strong cobalt blue tones. Shows Bread and Wine at his feet.

Risen Christ in a unique, seated position, Conrad Schmitt Studios designed a mosaic depicting, St. Dominic's Church

Morgan Weistling (California illustrator and painter, 1964- )

  • "Known by His Scars," dimly lit Jesus displaying his lit, scarred hands.
  • "My Lord and My God," portrait,  face of Jesus covered by a white hair covering (John 20:27-28).


Garofalo, Ascension of Christ (1510-20), Oil on panel, 314 x 204,5, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

Edward Burne Jones (Pre-Raphaelite English painter, 1833-1893)  

  • Ascension window detail.St. James's Church, Staveley, Cumbria, UK, William Morris
  • Ascension, stained glass window, Jesus Church, Troutbeck, Cumbria, UK, manufactured by Morris and Co.Similar pattern to the St. James window.


The Transfiguration, Church of St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai, c. 550 – 565.

Resurrection of the Dead

Luca Signorelli (c. 1450-1532), Resurrection of the Flesh (1499-1502), Fresco, Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto, Italy. Detail. Shows the resurrection of people from the grave. The Damned.

Lorenzo Maitani (1310-1330), Last Judgment (low relief on fourth pillar), The bottom left depicts the resurrection of the dead while the damned are represented on the bottom right. Orvieto Cathedral.

Edward Burne Jones (Pre-Raphaelite English painter, 1833-1893)


Hong Min Zou, Resurrection Morn. Confederate soldiers being baptized in a river. By contemporary Civil War artist


Collections Resurrection Art, 153 images in Jan 07.

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