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Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, ca. 1500 - ca. 1525

  • oil paint, panel
  • 34 x 26.5 cm
  • Inv. 1953-R

Public Domain

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The two panels depicting The Circumcision of Christ and Christ in the Garden of Olives are painted in a naive and popular style. They are a part of a larger painting with Calvary in the centre, with on either side three scenes from Christ’s Passion. In 1952 the panel was sawn into seven panels which were then sold separately. The left panel depicts Christ’s circumcision in the temple in the presence of his mother Mary and several guests.On the right panel we see Christ in the Garden of Olives. He foresees the suffering he will endure and, overcome by a terrible fear, begs God to ‘let this cup pass me by’. Next to Jesus lie the figures of James, John and Peter who are sleeping peacefully instead of keeping vigil and praying with Him.


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Title Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane
Date ca. 1500 - ca. 1525
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1953-R
Acquisition credit gift
The Friends of the Museum
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
11D334 adult Christ together with apostles, evangelists, saints, etc. Iconclass
11H(JAMES THE GREAT)11 the apostle James the Great; possible attributes: book, pilgrim's cloak, hat, shell, staff, and wallet, scroll, sword - male saint as patron, protector, intercessor Iconclass
11H(JOHN) the apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll Iconclass
11H(JUDE THADDAEUS) the apostle Jude Thaddaeus; possible attributes: book, club, halberd, scroll Iconclass
11H(PETER) the apostle Peter, first bishop of Rome; possible attributes: book, cock, (upturned) cross, (triple) crozier, fish, key, scroll, ship, tiara Iconclass
11Q71441 chalice Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
31B13 sleeping on the ground Iconclass
45B the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass
45C13 hacking and thrusting weapons Iconclass
45D313 private soldier Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C public life of Christ: from his baptism until the Passion Iconclass
73C91 Christ praying (in general), e.g.: in the wilderness Iconclass
73D31 Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, 'Oelberg' (Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-52; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-12) Iconclass
73D312 Christ's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane during the night Iconclass
73E4 Christ and his apostles on the Mount of Olives Iconclass
School / Style Early Netherlandish AAT
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. I, p. 174-175 (ill.))
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