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Arrest of Christ, from Passion of Christ

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

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




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

About this artwork

After Judas betrays him with the predetermined sign of a kiss, Christ is taken, unresisting, into custody. The apostle Peter can be seen at bottom denying that he knows Jesus for the third time before the rooster (at middle left) crows to signal dawn. The architecture of the ornate framework has changed from that of a garden to a tented building with columns where Jesus will be held prisoner.


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Jan Sadeler, I


Arrest of Christ, from Passion of Christ


Flanders (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1570–1600


Engraving in black on cream laid paper


Plate: 16.1 × 11.1 cm (6 3/8 × 4 3/8 in.); Sheet: 17.2 × 12.4 cm (6 13/16 × 4 15/16 in.)

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The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

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