Artwork and Paintings of the
Lord's Supper and Last Supper

collected by by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Last Supper Paintings


Joos van Cleve (Dutch artist, 1485-1540), detail "The Last Supper," oil on wood, full size 45 x 206 cm,  Musée du Louvre, Paris, Predella of "Altarpiece of the Lamentation" (c. 1530). Larger image.

Warner Sallman, The Lord's Supper

Fra Angelico

  • Institution of the Eucharist (c. 1450), fresco 186 x 234, Museo di San Marco, Florence, Cell 35.
  • Communion of the Apostles (1451-53), Tempera on wood, Museo di San Marco, Florence, Armadio degli Argenti paintings. Jesus giving portion of host to each apostle, as might a priest to a communicant.
  • Last Supper (1450), Tempera on wood, Museo di San Marco, Florence, Armadio degli Argenti paintings

Jacopo Bassano, The Last Supper (1542), Oil on canvas, Galleria Borghese, Rome

Dieric Bouts the Elder, Last Supper (central section of an altarpiece, 1464-1467), Tempera on wood. Sankt Peter, Louvain, Belgium.

Vicente Masip (1475-1545) et Juan Masip (appelé aussi Juan de Juanes, 1523-1579) renaissance13.html

Champaigne, 17ème - le dernier repas du Christ

Raymond Poulet (contemporary artist), Le dernier repas

Vincent Barzoni, Last Supper

Cornell Barnes, Last Supper (black characters at the table)

William Blake, The Last Supper (c. 1799-1800), tempera on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Edward Burne-Jones and Charles Fairfax Murray, Last Supper, Christ Church
Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) and Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), The Last Supper (1872), stained glass, Christ Church, Oxford.

Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) and Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), The Last Supper (1872), stained glass, Christ Church, Oxford. Second window from the right of the "The Vyner memorial window", lower part. Painting by Murray from Burne-Jones's drawings.

Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouvert (French Naturalist painter,1852-1929)

Andrea del Castagno, Last Supper (1447), Fresco, 453 x 975 cm, Sant'Apollonia, Florence

Simon Dewey (British painter, 1962- ), Last Supper (2001). Jesus breaking the bread. This LDS artist now lives in Alberta.

Andrea del Sarto, The Last Supper (1520-25), Fresco, Convent of San Salvi, Florence

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Last Supper (1308-11), Tempera on wood, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Last Supper (1480), Fresco, Convent of San Marco, Refectory, Ognissanti, Florence

Giotto di Bondone

  • Last Supper (1320-25), Tempera on wood, 42,5 x 43 cm, Alte Pinakothek, Munich
  • No. 29 Scenes from the Life of Christ: 13. Last Supper (1304-06), Fresco, 200 x 185 cm, Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

Bartolomeo Carduccio, Lord's Supper, Prado, Madrid

Salvador Dali (1904-1989), The Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955), Oil, 66"x 105", National Gallery of Art, Washington. Represents the Real Pesence at the Table of the risen Christ. Sunlight flows through figure of Jesus at the table to provide shadow from glass and bread.

Gustave Doré, The Last Supper (1865), engraving, from La Sainte Bible.

Albrecht Dürer

Nikolay Gay, The Last Supper (1823), oil on canvas, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

El Greco, The Last Supper (c. 1568), Oil on panel, 43 x 52 cm, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna

Franciabigio, The Last Supper (1514), fresco, very wide, Convento della Calza, Florence

Hans Holbein the Younger, The Last Supper (1524-25), Limewood, 115,5 x 97,3 cm, Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basle

Francisco Henriques, The Last Supper (c. 1508), Oil on canvas, 121 x 89 cm, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon

Juan de Juanes (Spanish painter, 1523-1579),

  • The Last Supper (c. 1560), Oil on panel, Museo del Prado, Madrid enlongated table.
  • The Last Supper (1560s), Panel, 116 x 191 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid, more famous. Jesus holding up round, white, host. Shorter table, disciples positioned around.
  • Christ with the Chalice, Wood, 101 x 63 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Single figure of Christ holding up white, round host, chalice on table.

Joos van Cleve, , Joos van Cleve (Dutch artist, 1485-1540), detail The Last Supper, oil on wood, full size 45 x 206 cm,  Musée du Louvre, Paris, Predella of "Altarpiece of the Lamentation" (c. 1530).

Joos van Wassenhove (active c. 1460-80), The Institution of the Eucharist (1473-75), Oil on wood, 331 x 335 cm, Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino

Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper (c. 1498), fresco, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan

Pietro Lorenzetti, The Last Supper (c. 1320), Fresco, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi

Master of the Housebook (active 1475-90 in Mainz), The Last Supper (n.d.), Wood, Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Adel Nassief, The Last Supper (2002), tempera and gold on wood, St. George Church, Florida, coptic icon.

Nicholas Poussin

Pieter Pourbus, Last Supper (1548), oil on oak panel, 46,5 x 63 cm, Groeninge Museum, Bruges. Chair fallen over, Judas leaving with moneybag.

Jörg Ratgeb, Last Supper (1519), Wood, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

Tilman Riemenschneider, The Last Supper (1501-02), Limewood, Church of Sankt Jakob, Rothenburg. Detailed woodcarving, part of an altarpiece. In this scene, Jesus is speaking to Judas, holding the moneybag.

Ercole de Roberti, The Institution of the Eucharist (1490s), egg tempera on wood, National Gallery, London.

Cosimo Rosselli, The Last Supper (1481-82), Fresco, 349 x 570 cm, Cappella Sistina, Vatican. Half-round table.

Raphael, The Last Supper (1518-1519), fresco, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican, The Raphael Loggia

Peter Paul Rubens, The Last Supper (1620-21), oil on panel, Seattle Art Museum, 17 1/4 x 17 3/8 in. (43.8 x 44.1 cm).

Raffaello Sanzio, Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (La Disputa, 1510-11), Fresco, width at the base: 770 cm
Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican. Shows Trinity in heaven just above a sacramental altar, showing the presence of the Godhead in the Lord's supper.

Sassetta, The Last Supper (1423), Panel, 24 x 38 cm, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena

Jaume Serra, The Last Supper (1370-1400), Tempera on wood, Museo Nazionale, Palermo

Luca Signorelli, Communion of the Apostles (1502), Wood, Museo Diocesano, Cortona

Tiontoretto

James J. Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902)

Detail of Last Supper Mosaic in St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, by Semen Zhivago
Detail of Semen Zhivago, "Last Supper Mosaic" (1879-87) in St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg. Larger image.

Mosaic of Jesus at Last supper, St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, with St. John, and St. Peter looking on. Another. Another. The Last Supper mosaic was from sketches by Semen Zhivago (1807-1863), executed by mosaic artists I.P. Kudrin, I.A. Laveretsky, M.P. Muravyov, I.A. Pelevin and N.Yu. Silivanovich.

Titian, The Last Supper, oil on canvas, private collection. Image: Art Renewal Center

Valentin de Boulogne, The Last Supper (1625-26), oil on canvas, 139 x 230 cm, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome. Another.

Joos van Wassenhove (active c.1460-80), The Institution of the Eucharist (c. 1474); Oil on panel; Gallery of the Marches, Ducal Palace, Urbino, Italy

Alonso Vazquez, Last Supper (1588-1603), Oil on canvas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville

Otto van Veen, The Last Supper (1592), Oil on canvas, 350 x 2247 cm, O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp

Simon Vouet, The Last Supper (1615-20), oil on canvas, Palazzo Apostolica, Loreto. Quite dramatic with interesting side themes.

Benjamin West (1738-1820), The Last Supper (1784), oil on canvas, Tate Collections

La Ultima Cena, Church Forum, contemporary,

An Ukrainian Icon (1728). Unknown artist. Original work in National Art Museum, Kiev.

Walter Rane, LDS illustrator. In Remembrance of Me

The Supper Quilt, by Donald E. Locke, DDS. It was last in California in 2001, but has made more than 270 appearances.

Communion, stained glass window at Davis Memorial Christian Church.

The Lord's Supper, An African Interpretation by the Mafa People in Cameroun

Unknown contemporary artist, wood floor and table. Last Supper

Greg Olson, In Remembrance of Me. Contemporary artist. Jesus alone with silver chalice, pitcher, and plate of unleavened bread.

Stained glass window at Holy Angels Church, Frederick, MD

Sieger Köder (German priest-artist, 1925- ), The Last Supper. The painting is from the perspective of Christ facing his disciples. You see Jesus' face reflected in the cup of red wine, the Chi Rho symbol in the broken bread, the cross, etc. Contemporary artist. Also has a painting of the foot washing. Available as a poster.

He Qi (Chinese Christian Artist), The Risen Lord (2001). Colorful Christ with arms spread, strong cobalt blue tones. Shows Bread and Wine at his feet.

John Pennock, Wooden Carving of Christ and Disciples at the Last Supper, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
Photographic Print, 24 x 18 in.

Jesus Instutes the Lord's Supper, World Missions Collect Clip Art, watercolor Bible illustrations, Bogota, Columbia.

Carl Heinrich Bloch, The Lord's Supper. Oil on copper plate. Another.

Gail Meyer (Nashville, TN), Lord's Supper (2005), acrylic, 36x24", abstract paining.

Emil Nolde (1867-1956), The Last Supper (1909), 86 x 107 cm, oil on canvas, Statens Museum for Kunst.

Marilyn Todd-Daniels, The Betrayal, 42x72" oil, Woodsong Institute of Art. Contemporary.

The Last Supper, color illustration, crossmap Illustrations

The Lord's Supper, wall-painting at the altar, Valaam Monastery, Russia.

Jesus Establishes the Lord's Supper (1560), Wall Paintings of Isokyrö, Finland, Finnish Heritage Museum.

The Lord's Table, MVG Medienproduktion, Aachen 1996, Germany.

Stained glass window (detail) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Nutley, NJ.

Catacomb Frescos

Body of Christ

See the sections on Entombment and Pieta in "Easter and Holy Week Art."

Albrecht Durer, "Adoration of the Lamb" woodcut
"Adoration of the Lamb," woodcut by Albrecht Dürer. Click to see larger image.

Blood of Christ

Christ's Blood, unknown Czech artist

Paintings showing collection of the blood from Jesus' wounds

Miguel Cabrera, The Allegory of the Precious Blood of Christ, 18th c. . Museo Nacional del Virreinato, Tepotzotlán, Mexico. Another.

Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, Man of Sorrows (n.d.), Oil on wood, 23,7 x 15,9 cm, Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp

Jan van Eyck (1395-1441), Ghent Altarpiece. Adoration of the Lamb. Lamb on throne is bleeding, with blood flowing into a cup. (1425-29), Oil on wood, Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

Blood of Christ, unknown artist, pen and ink or woodcut

Passover lamb, pen and ink drawing, with red blood

Adoration of the Lamb, woodcut by Albrecht Dürer.

Blood of Christ, unknown contemporry illustration showing blood from Jesus' crown of thorns dripping into a silver chalice held by two human hands.

Hans Memling

  • Christ at the Column (1485-90), Oil on oak panel, 58,8 x 34,3 cm (with original frame), Colección Mateu, Barcelona. Christ's skin is covered with many small lacerations and drops of blood.

  • Man of Sorrows (1480s), Oil on oak panel, 53,4 x 39,1 cm, Palazzo Bianco, Genoa. Bleeding from crown of thorns. Shows bleeding from nail-hole.

Real Presence

Bread of Life

  • Roger Loveless, Bread of Life (contemporary painting of Jesus sitting in a field, munching on bread)
  • Corbert Gauthier, Bread of Life, Jesus at a table with bread in his hands, eyes closed, praying, silver chalice before him. Contemporary artist.
  • Ted Blaylock, contemporary artist, I AM the Bread of Life, shows ghostly cartoon of Jesus behind a round loaf of sliced bread, grapes, and a chalice on a table.

Chalice

Catholic Encyclopedia (1908), "Chalice"

The Ardagh Chalice (ninth century)
Ardagh Chalice (ninth century, Ireland). Detail images.

  • Chalice, 16th century, Iviron Monestary, Athos
  • Chalice and Paten of Pope Pius IV
  • Ardagh Chalice, c. 800-899 AD, found in a potato field near Ardagh in 1847. National Museum of Ireland. Gorgeous intricate Celtic engraving, gems, etc. Catholic Encyclopedia, "Chalice," This is a "ministerial" chalice and it has two handles. It is seven inches in height but as much as nine and a half inches in diameter, and the bowl is capable of containing nearly three pints of liquid. The material is silver alloyed with copper, but gold and other metals have been used in its wonderful ornamentation, consisting largely of interlacing patterns and rich enamels. An inscription in very interesting ancient characters gives simply the names of the Twelve Apostles, a list of course highly suggestive of the Last Supper. The date conjecturally assigned to this masterpiece from the letters of the inscription is the ninth or tenth century. But in any case the broadening of the cup and the firm and wide base indicate a development which is noticeable in nearly all the chalices of the Romanesque period." Wikipedia text and image.
  • Chalice from Bishop Bitton's grave (1307), exhumed in 1763. Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Exeter, UK
  • Antioch Chalice, Antioch, or Kaper Koraon(?), about AD 500-550, Silver and silver gilt, 17.7 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Chalice and bread plate, First Pres Tulia
  • United in the Body and Blood of Christ, Stained glass window, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ellicott City, MD, designed by Calligan Studios
  • Jan Davidsz de Heem, Eucharist in Fruit Wreath (1648),  Oil on canvas, 138 x 125,5 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  • Christopher Peters, Memories of Sin (2004), oil on canvas 14"x16". Glass of wine, bread, and cherries.
  • Chalice and Bread contemporary photo
  • Icon of Jesus with Eucharist
  • Unknown stained glass window of the Eucharist, the chalice and ChiRho.
  • Pieter van Mol, St. John the Evangelist (Flemish artist, 1599-1650). Unbearded apostle holding chalice base in fingers. The chalice is the characteristic symbol of John. Another.
 

Eucharistic Adoration in Monstrance

A monstrance is a container for the consecrated host which has an opening through which it can be viewed. Catholics, who believe the consecrated host to be actually and literally the body of Christ, display the host on the altar and in parades (especially on the Day of Corpus Christi, "Body of Christ") so that Christ might be adored -- that is, that Christ's body in the host might be worshiped. Protestants object to this on a number of grounds. The Feast of Corpus Christi is held on the first Thursday following Trinity Sunday in the church calendar, placing it in late May or early June.

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