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The Capture of Christ
  • Francesco Bassano II
    born: Bassano del Grappa, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; died: Venice, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; active: Italy
  • The Capture of Christ, circa 1575–1580
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 66 x 54.6 cm
    Canvas/Support: 26 x 21 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 38 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, W5
  • 1950.0006

Figures in a landscape. Center right a full-length bearded man with shoulder length curly hair (identified as Jesus) is surrounded by soldiers in armor. A full-length bald bearded man (identified as Peter) holds a knife lower left and looks at a fallen man in the bottom center foreground (identified as Malchus). A group of soldiers with spears and torches are in the top left quadrant.