November 2, 2001 -January 1, 2006

Carl Heinrich Bloch "Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda"

Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890), “Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda,” 1883, oil on canvas, 101 x 126 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Jack R. and Mary Lois Wheatley.

Brigham Young University Museum of Art acquired this great alter painting 2001, the day before September 11th. Painted by Danish artist, Carl Heinrich Bloch this painting shows the pure love of Christ. It portrays Christ as both a healer and a comforter. President Merrill J. Bateman reminds us that, “[Jesus Christ] has the power to make a person whole, to heal the soul as well as the body. The original painting, a wonderful gift, will be a constant reminder of our heritage and our mission.” Complementing the museum’s magnificent painting are eleven religious etchings and one self-portrait by artist Carl Heinrich Bloch. The etchings illustrate many familiar bible events such as The Crucifixion, The Doubting Thomas, The Resurrection and several more.

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