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Agony in the Garden, from Passion of Christ

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1575/1600

Artist:

Jan Sadeler, the Elder (Flemish, 1550-1600)
after Marcus Gheeraerts, the Elder (Flemish, c. 1520-c. 1590)

About this artwork

The candlelit interior setting of the previous plate gives way to a nocturnal exterior scene bounded by a fence in the background as Christ holds his vigil in the garden of Gethsemane while awaiting his fate. Judas Iscariot, the apostle who will betray Christ to the Romans (he appears receiving his blood money beneath the nearby Last Supper), tiptoes through the gate at the bottom of the garden, his finger to his lips.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan Sadeler, the Elder

Title

Agony in the Garden, from Passion of Christ

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality)

Date

Artist's working dates 1570–1600

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 16.5 × 11.8 cm (6 1/2 × 4 11/16 in.); Sheet: 17 × 12.4 cm (6 3/4 × 4 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1942.254

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