Jesus Ministered to by Angels  1894

by James Tissot

Following the deprivations in the wilderness, Jesus receives the care of angels who restore his strength. Rejecting art-historical traditions in which Jesus takes material sustenance in the form of dates and pomegranates, Tissot insists on otherworldly agency. Here blue-hued, flame-haired angels extend their fingers to touch the prostrate form of the spent Jesus, who appea...
6 11/16 x 9 3/4 in. (17 x 24.8 cm)
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum