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Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, from the series Vita, passio et Resvrrectio Iesv Christi, ca. 1598 - 1618

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 177 x 216 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LZ-29

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Christ prays to God in the garden of olives. His disciples, meanwhile, are asleep. An angel appears in the clouds to comfort him (Matthew 26:37-45). In the background, Judas shows the soldiers the spot where Christ is praying. The print has a Latin caption; it is part of a series on the life of Christ.


Cornelis I Galle RKD
Antwerp 1576 - Antwerp 1650
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Joannes Galle RKD
Antwerp 1600 - Antwerp 1676

Title Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, from the series Vita, passio et Resvrrectio Iesv Christi
Date ca. 1598 - 1618
Period 16th century
17th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Pater mi, si possibile est, transeat a me calix iste. veruntamen non sicut ego volo, sed sicut tu.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Matth. 26.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: 36.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: M. de Vos invent
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Corn. Galle sculp.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Ioan. Gall excud.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LZ-29
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
11D334 adult Christ together with apostles, evangelists, saints, etc. Iconclass
11G angels 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
31A233 kneeling figure Iconclass
31A236 lying figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31B1 sleeping; unconsciousness Iconclass
31B13 sleeping on the ground Iconclass
45B the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass
45C13(SWORD) hacking and thrusting weapons: sword Iconclass
45F9 treason Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C91 Christ praying (in general), e.g.: in the wilderness Iconclass
73D3 Christ's arrest, trial, and torture 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
73D3121 agony of Christ: to comfort him one or more angels appear to Christ with chalice and/or cross Iconclass
73D31211 agony of Christ; three (or eleven) apostles sleeping Iconclass
73D313 the kiss of Judas: accompanied by soldiers with torches and lanterns, he kisses Christ Iconclass
73D3131 Christ makes himself known; the soldiers fall to the ground ~ the kiss of Judas Iconclass
73D82(CROSS) cross ~ instruments of the Passion Iconclass
73E4 Christ and his apostles on the Mount of Olives Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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