The Disciples Peter and John running to the sepulchre on the morning of the Resurrection

1898. Oil on canvas 81 x 141 cm. The original is in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Many people say this is the greatest Easter painting ever. It is certainly direct and human, so people immediately identify with the emotions depicted. Everyone can relate to the sunrise reflected onto the faces of old Peter and young John, illuminating the unbelievable anticipation of what they dare hardly hope they will find. It is a very popular Easter gift for christians.

Here is a link to a high resolution image, approximately 4000 x 2000 pixels. Great for printing. Warning! It may be slow to download.