VINCKBOONS, David
(b. 1576, Mechelen, d. ca. 1633, Amsterdam)

Forest Landscape with Two of Christ's Miracles (detail)

1600-10
Oil on wood
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

In the present painting the story of Jairus's daughter and the woman who touches Jesus's garment is illustrated. Christ and the Apostles have crossed over the Sea of Galilee, enduring a great storm, to the land of the Gadarenes. Christ sets off to Jairus's house. Among the crowd following him is a woman who has had an "issue of blood twelve years." She touches Christ's garment and is immediately healed. This miracle is shown on the of the canvas.




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