The Agony in the Garden

Bernadino Poccetti, Previously attributed to;  Italian School, Attributed to; 

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in 17th century. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
“This is a great Italian Renaissance landscape drawing. We inherited so much from the way the Renaissance landscape artists saw the landscape through their paintings and drawings. Recently, I managed to acquire an engraving from an original plate by one of the great Italian landscape painters, Salvator Rosa, originally from Naples and famous for his dark gothic romanticised paintings of landscapes.”
- Andrew McLeod, 'My Choice' exhibition series, August 2022

Part of a series of 35 drawings depicting the Passion Cycle, the last events in the life of Jesus Christ.
This record represents a work in a series and has related works.
Measurements
Image 283 x 392mm
Frame 515 x 616 x 30mm
Media
pen, sepia ink and wash on paper
Description
Drawing of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, where he prayed the night before his crucifixion. Jesus is shown kneeling with a chalice on the ground in front of him. The angel before him has turned away. Three of the disciples can be seen sleeping in the left foreground. They are possibly Peter, James and John as described in Luke 22:39-46 and Matthew 26:36-46. A group of men can be seen through the trees on the far left.

The drawing is part of a set of works depicting the Passion of Christ.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased on behalf of the Gallery by Mr and Mrs J.A. Neame, 1922.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Jun 1920

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1922/1/4

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