Christ curses the Pharisees. Etching by F.A. Ludy after J.F. Overbeck, 1843. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.
Bible. N.T. Matthew 23. Although the biblical passage referred to is a diatribe against the Pharisees, the image shows the Pharisees in attitudes of thought and doubt, as if they are engaging in one of the many doctrinal arguments with Christ recounted in the Bible