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The Agony in the Garden
  • Anton Woensam
    before 1500–1541
    born: Worms, Bishopric of Worms (present-day Germany) ; died: Cologne, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • The Agony in the Garden, circa 1530
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 79.1 x 85.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 31 1/8 x 33 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0051
Label Text

Figures in a landscape. Full-length kneeling man (identified as Jesus Christ) in the center with hands pressed palms together in front of him in prayer. He has a gold halo, brown beard and hair and is barefoot. Tree stump bottom right corner. Trees and foliage bottom and lower left. Three figures in top left quadrant with gold halos. Bearded man reclining against rocks center left. Long-haired youth upper left. Bald bearded man top left. Small winged figure (angel) with chalice upper right. Landscape with hills, trees, and foliage in the background. Horizon line one-fourth from the top.