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Christ in Gethsemane
  • Jacopo Palma il Giovane
    circa 1548–1628
    born: Venice, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; died: Venice, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy)
  • Christ in Gethsemane, circa 1590–1605
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 156.6 x 171.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 61 11/16 x 67 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, N10
  • 1954.0002
Label Text

Figures in a landscape. In the top right quadrant a man in red robes with a brown beard and shoulder length hair (identified as Jesus Christ) kneels on a large rock. A winged figure (angel) in blue is holding a cup/chalice in front of his face, surrounded by yellow light. In the bottom right corner a full-length bald man with a beard is leaning his head on his proper left hand and reclining. In the bottom left corner a full-length man in red and blue robes has his legs crossed. Behind him another man has his head and hand on a rock. In the background there is a group of figures with torches, a rock arch, trees, and the moon.