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The Soul of the Good Thief (L'âme du bon Larron)  1894

by James Tissot

Following the death of the good (or penitent) thief crucified at Golgotha, his soul is taken up to heaven, fulfilling the promise made by Jesus on the cross; as Tissot notes, he is the very first to “reap the benefits of the Redemption of mankind.” With eyes wide open in wonder, the good thief floats upward, supported by six-winged angels who bear perfume censers. Far belo...
10 9/16 x 6 15/16 in. (26.8 x 17.6 cm)
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum