Jesus Washes the Disciples

68x80 inches, oil on canvas, 2017

Collection of SMU Perkins School of Theology. If you are interested in commissioning or donating a sacred work for an institution, please contact the artist.

Text carved on the frame:

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also

should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Photo references and composition for figures.

Floor tile from the excavation of the ancient synagogue at Capernaum used as reference for floor of upper room.

Ancient Village of Lifta, near Jerusalem (now abandoned) used as reference for background.

"Jesus Washes the Disciples" almost complete in the studio.

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Luke Allsbrook, Contemporary Realistic Artist, Plein-Air Landscape Painter, Southern Naturalistic Painter