Author: N / A
Created: 19th century.
Material / technique: oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 65x52 cm.
Jesus calms the weeping women is the Eighth Station of the Way of the Cross depicting Jesus talking to weeping women who saw His difficult and humiliating journey.
As the Saviour was carrying the cross, he saw a group of women who were wailing and weeping. At this sight the Lord stopped and said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, “Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!” Then they will begin to say to the mountains, “Fall on us”; and to the hills, “Cover us”. For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry? That is, if you are doing this to an innocent and holy man, what should the killer hope for who will kill me.’ In this way the Lord forgets about His suffering and is sorry for the Jews and describes the misfortunes that await them. (Motiejus Valančius, „Žyvatas Jėzaus Kristaus Viešpaties mūsų“, Raštai 3, p. 507)
Reference: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 78.
Exhibition: Exhibition of the collection of Lithuanian art of dr. Jaunius Gumbis "Collected and Preserved", September 2016 - January 2017, National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius.
Published: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 79.