Three Illustrations for Holy Saturday
+ The Two Marys Watch the Tomb of Jesus
+ Joseph of Arimathaea Seeks Pilate to Beg Permission to
Remove the Body of Jesus
+ The Watch Over the Tomb of Jesus
The Two Marys Watch the Tomb of Jesus
Joseph of Arimathaea Seeks Pilate to Beg Permission to Remove the Body of Jesus
Matthew 27:62-65: “The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, “After three days I will rise again.” So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.’
“‘Take a guard,’ Pilate answered. ‘Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.'”
The Watch Over the Tomb of Jesus
Matthew 27:66: So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
This is one of a series of posts for Holy Week.
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Palm Sunday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Monday
Holy Illustrated by James Tissot: Tuesday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Wednesday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Holy Thursday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Good Friday
Holy Week Illustrated by James Tissot: Easter Sunday
After his conversion back to the faith of his childhood, realist painter James Jacques Tissot took several arduous trips to seek out and record authentic details about the people, the landscape, the architecture, and the way of life in the Holy Land. On his return he created a hugely popular book of gouache (opaque watercolor) illustrations of the Bible: The Life of Our Saviour Jesus Christ: Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Compositions from the Four Gospels with Notes and Explanatory Drawings.
In 1896, the illustrations were sent on a trans-Atlantic tour, where they were displayed in London, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago, and attracted throngs wherever they were shown. In 1900, the illustrations along with Tissot’s preliminary drawings and notes were purchased on the advice of John Singer Sargent for the huge sum of $60,000 to be the centerpiece collection of the newly formed Brooklyn Museum of Art—with the help of thousands of subscriptions from average citizens. The images in this series are from the Brooklyn Museum and Wikimedia. “RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions.”