Obedient Unto Death


Artist
Georges Rouault (French, 1871 – 1958)
Date
1926
Medium
Aquatint, etching
Dimensions
Sheet : 25 1/2 x 19 7/8 in. (64.77 x 50.48 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2014.12

Label
This print belongs to Rouault’s Miserere series, which he designed between 1914 and 1927 in response to the horrors of World War One. The series—which contains 58 prints—explores the importance of maintaining faith in the face of suffering, and hope in the face of tragedy. This particular image was inspired by Philippians 2:5-8. “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross.”

Object Type
Print