He Healed the Sick

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, He Healed the Sick, ca. 1930, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, 1983.95.199

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This painting is probably a study for another work by Henry Ossawa Tanner titled Disciples Healing the Sick, which is more finished and detailed. There are numerous instances in the Bible in which Christ performs miraculous healings, but none of the stories describes this particular scene. Tanner created this painting after he had recovered from a serious illness, which suggests that the subject had personal meaning for him (Mosby, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1991).

Title
He Healed the Sick
Artist
Date
ca. 1930
On View
Dimensions
16 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. (41.3 x 54.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Religion
  • State of being – illness
Object Number
1983.95.199
Palette
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