Happy Easter 2011!
Saint Pierre et Saint Jean courent au Sépulcre/Saint Peter and Saint John Run to the Tomb
by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)
Watercolor and gouache on paperboard c.1886-94
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
[John 20:1-9] On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
Flagellation de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ/The Scourging of our Lord Jesus Christ
by William Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Oil on canvas, 1880
212 x 309 cm (6′ 11.46″ x 10′ 1.65″)
Cathedral of La Rochelle (La Rochelle, France)