my favorite painting of the last supper was commissioned in 1998 by irish women who want to have larger part in the leadership of the catholic church.
for me this is the more authentic last supper...the passover meal was a family meal. thus all ages are represented along with women!
even if the social norms of the day prevented women from eating with men, we know that women were a part of jesus' followers and they were a part of his following on a daily basis. jesus was known for not following the norms of the day. he was constantly making the traditionalist, the religious leaders mad because he didn't follow the rules...
so it works for me to have women a part of the last supper. i love using this painting in prayer stations focusing on the last supper, communion...etc.
you can get a copy of the painting through the episcopal bookstore in seattle and throughthis website.
it will also give you more background the artist and why the painting was commissioned .