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Christ Restoreth the Blind

Christ standing at right wearing a blue gown and red robe, blessing man with dog kneeling before him. Christ surrounded by other men. Catalog No. (?) 36 bottom center.

Remainder of title: / And Jesus said unto him, receive thy sight: thy Faith hath saved thee... And immediately he received his sight, and followed him glorifying / God: and all the People when they saw it, gave praise unto God. - Luke: Ch. XVIII. vers. 42 & 43.

Additional signature information: 152 Nassau cor. Spruce St. N.Y. . lower right corner (complete signature line in capitals).

This image illustrates one of the lessons that Jesus taught about faith. In the story he leads a blind man outside his village, possibly to avoid publicity. Then he spit on the man’s eyes and put his hand on him. Jesus then asked, "Do you see anything?" The man replied, "I see people; they look like trees walking around." Then Jesus put his hands on him again and the man's sight was completely restored.

Most scholars believe that Jesus used the story to teach his disciples about the process of faith. After he touched the blind man the first time, the man could see, but not clearly, just as the disciples were growing in their understanding of Jesus.

Date: 1846

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 12 1/16 x 8 5/8 inches
Access Number: 2007.D76
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