The Dead Christ with Angels  1864

by Edouard Manet

Manet identified the source for this painting, the first of several religious scenes, in the inscription on the rock: the Gospel according to Saint John. However, in the passage cited, Christ’s tomb is empty except for two angels. After Manet sent the canvas to the 1864 Salon, he realized that he had made an even greater departure from the text, depicting Christ’s wound on...
70 5/8 x 59 in. (179.4 x 149.9 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art