Good Friday: Jesus' Crucifixion

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James J. Tissot, 'Pardoning the Repentant Thief' (1896), Brooklyn Museum, watercolor.
James J. Tissot, detail of 'Pardoning the Repentant Thief' (1896), Brooklyn Museum, watercolor

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  1. The Procession Nearing Calvary
  2. The Holy Women Watch from Afar
  3. The disciples, having left their hiding place, watch from afar
  4. Jesus is taken from the old cistern*
  5. Jesus Stripped of His Clothing
  6. Wine Mixed with Myrrh or Gall
  7. The First Nail
  8. The Nail Driven into the Feet
  9. The Raising of the Cross
  10. The Five Wedges of the Cross
  11. Pardon of the Good Thief
  12. They Parted His Raiment and Cast Lots
  13. And Sitting Down They Watched Him There
  14. What Our Savior Saw from the Cross
  15. Woman, Behold Your Son (Sabat Mater)
  16. The Sorrowful Mother (Mater Dolorosa)
  17. My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?
  18. I thirst. Vinegar given to Jesus
  19. It is finished! (Consummatum est!)

Tissot has analyzed what the terrain of Golgotha and the sepulchre would have looked like before the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built over it.

* 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.

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