Watching Holy Week Unfold
with paintings by French painter James Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)
Good Friday: The Burial of Jesus
James J. Tissot, detail of 'Descent from the Cross' (1884-1896), watercolor
View each painting by clicking on the arrow to the right.
- Jesus Alone on the Cross
- Joseph of Arimathea Seeks Pilate
- Joseph of Arimathea*
- The Descent from the Cross
- The Holy Virgin Receives the Body of Jesus
- The body of Jesus is carried to the anointing stone
- The Holy Virgin kisses the face of Jesus before it is wrapped in the winding-sheet
- Jesus Carried to the Tomb
- Jesus in the Sepulchre
- The Two Marys Watch the Tomb of Jesus
* Omitted from slide sequence
The numbers of the pictures are from a catalog of an exposition of these paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, January 26-February 23, 1899. Good images of most of Tissot's paintings of the Gospels are now available for viewing on the Brooklyn Museum website.
Paintings by by James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902). Biography. Nearly all of Tissot's paintings of the Life of Christ (1884-1896) are rendered in opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper and are owned by the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Watching Holy Week Unfold
with paintings by James J. Tissot of the Life and Passion of Christ, Good Friday, and the Resurrection
Christian Art and Paintings:
Abraham Art | Agnus Dei Art | Angel Art | Annunciation Art |
Celtic Stone Cross Art |
Christian Symbols and Art |
Christmas Art |
Easter Art |
Passion of Christ
by Tissot |
Hebrew-Jewish Art | Holy Week Art | Jacob | Jesus' Ministry Art | Jesus' Teaching Art |
Jesus Portraits and Art | John the Baptist
| John the Apostle
| Lamb of God Art | Last Supper Art | Madonna & Child Art |
Moses and the
Exodus | Names of God Art | OT Misc Art | Psalms Art | Palm Sunday Art | Paul Art and Paintings | Day of Pentecost Art | Peter Art and Paintings |
Prayer Art | Resurrection Art | Revelation Art |
Solomon |Thanksgiving and Pilgrims Art |
Timothy Art and Paintings
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