Collection ID







United States


French, German, English


Hand-Colored Lithograph


14 x 16.9 in. (35.5 x 43 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on View

This hand-colored lithograph was once part of a two-volume set titled, Biblical Pictures of the Old Testament and Biblical Pictures of the New Testament, published by John Weik & Co., Publisher & Importer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each lithograph is numbered and includes the title and biblical reference in French, German, and English. This print is marked with the Roman numeral “XXV.” The biblical reference is to Luke 23:33–48. It depicts Jesus hanging from a central cross with a crown of thorns on his head and a yellow wrap around his waist. Two other crosses are on either side of Jesus with men hanging from them. At Jesus’s feet, his mother swoons and is held up by two other women. In the foreground, a centurion sits watching, and in the background, a crowd is assembled. The matte frame (a later addition) includes a printed reference to Luke 23:33 in the King James Version.

Originally published in 1851 in two bound volumes by John Weik & Co., Publisher & Importer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] Acquired by 2010 by Gene Albert (Christian Heritage Museum), Hagerstown, Maryland; Purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] The date is established from a separate set published by Weik that includes an inscription from B. Hummel on plate XXIV in Biblical Pictures of the Old Testament.

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