James Tissot 1836 – 1902

Judas Hangs Himself

opaque watercolour on paper (30 × 16 cm) — c. 1890 Museum Brooklyn Museum, New York City

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This work is linked to Matthew 27:5

The gospel of Matthew says that Judas repented over his treason. He tried to return the money to the priests, but they rejected it. Judas then threw the money on the floor, went out and hung himself. Tissot here shows him dangling from a tree, surrounded by crows.

This work is from a series by Tissot on the life of Jesus ("The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ").

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