Jesus on the Cross, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Jesus at center on cross. Three women at his feet. One at left looking up at him, two on right eyes downcast.

Remainder of title: /EL SALVADOR DEL MUNDO.
Additional signature information: 152 Nassau St., New York , lower right corner. (complete signature line in capitals.)

The image of Jesus Christ crucified on the cross, is an important visual in the Catholic faith. The event is recorded in all four Gospels. A critical aspect of Christian doctrine, the suffering and death of Christ was considered necessary for the forgiveness of sins. It was believed to have taken place under the governorship of Pontius Pilate (26 – 36AD) on a Friday on or near Passover.

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Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
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Hand-colored lithograph
11 3/4 x 8 3/16 inches
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