And He Disappeared out of Their Sight

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, And He Disappeared out of Their Sight, ca. 1898, oil on plywood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, 1983.95.200

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The son of a minister, Henry Ossawa Tanner dedicated himself to painting religious subjects, and his trips to the Holy Land in 1897 and 1898 helped to inspire his work. This scene from the Gospel of Luke shows the resurrected Christ and two of his disciples sitting down to dinner. His followers do not recognize Jesus until he blesses the bread and disappears, leaving only a shadow to represent his ever-present spirit.

And He Disappeared out of Their Sight
ca. 1898
On View
10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27.1 x 35.0 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins

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oil on plywood
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
  • Religion – New Testament – Supper at Emmaus
  • Religion – New Testament – disciple
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