The Doubting Thomas


Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1882



Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1882

“And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.” – John 20: 26 – 28

Kneeling before the Savior, Thomas bows his head in discomfiture at his faithlessness, and his hands are raised in acknowledgement that this is the Christ. Three other disciples look on in wonder. Rather than depicting Thomas’s act of touching the Savior’s wounds as is often represented in art, Bloch captures the moment of Thomas’s recognition of the Resurrected Christ. (Excerpt taken from The Master’s Hand: The Art of Carl Heinrich Bloch)

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10" x 4.9", 14" x 6.9", 21" x 10.4", 30" x 14.8", 36" x 17.8"


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