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Agony in the Garden, from Passion of Christ

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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




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.


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Jan Sadeler, I


Agony in the Garden, from Passion of Christ


Flanders (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1570–1600


Engraving in black on ivory laid paper


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.)

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The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

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