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Jesus as a Young Boy

Tissot’s portrait of the young Jesus is a perceptive character study of an unusual and intelligent boy. It also presents him within the context of his daily life, helping with work and recognized by neighbors in the town.

illustration for ’The Life of Christ’, c.1886-94 (w/c and gouache on paperboard), Tissot, James Jacques Joseph (1836-1902) Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA / The Bridgeman Art Library

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Luke 2:39-40

39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.