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Oil Painting - The Agony In The Garden

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1964P10
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1524 - 1524

Maker Information

Artist:Benvenuto Tisio Garofalo - View biography for Benvenuto Tisio Garofalo


The painting depicts Christ's agony in the garden on the Mount of Olives as described in the Bible. While his apostles sleep, Jesus prays, the angel bears symbols of the crucifixion indicating that the prophecies were about to be fulfilled. In the background, the apostle Judas can be seen bringing the soldiers to arrest Jesus.

Purchased with assistance from the Museums and Galleries Commission (VandA Purchase Grant Fund) 1964.

Further Information

Production Period:16th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint

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Height:1194 mm
Width:1525 mm