Christ Walking on the Sea, Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Christ in yellow gown and red robe standing on water rescuing man sinking at viewer’s left. Boat tossing on sea in left background.

Remainder of title: / But when Peter saw the wind boisterous he was afraid and beginning to sink, he cried, Lord save me.”

Additional signature information: 2 Spruce St. N.Y.

The print shows the conclusion of one of the miraculous events in Jesus’ life. Jesus directs his disciples to travel by boat across the Sea of Galilee, intending to join them after a period of meditation and prayer in the mountains. A storm sweeps the boat of disciples off course and Jesus rescues them by walking across the surface of the water. Overcome by fear and thinking he is a ghost, the disciples panic. Jesus calms the waters and saves them all. The disciples, in awe of this occurrence state, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
10 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches
Museum Purchase
Accession Number
On View?
Image Request
Request Image for Reproduction