Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

The Arrest of Christ
  • Master of Alkmaar
    likely active circa 1475–1515
    active: Northern Netherlands
    Claas van Waterlant, and/or
    active circa 1481–1533
    active: Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands)
  • The Arrest of Christ, 1490–circa 1510
  • Where object was made: Haarlem, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands)
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 60.3 x 26 cm
    Canvas/Support: 23 3/4 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Family
  • Not on display
  • 1992.0037
Label Text

Panel painting of Christ’s arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. Figure identified as -Christ at center, surrounded by soldiers; Saint Peter in lower right quadrant, his proper right arm waving a sword with which he had cut off the ear of the servant Malchus, whose head is in the extreme lower right corner. Landscape in background.