Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, from the series Vita, passio et Resvrrectio Iesv Christi

Public Domain

Artist(s) / maker(s)

Maerten de Vos (after)
Joannes Galle (publisher)
Cornelis Galle (engravers (printmakers))


ca. 1598 - 1618
Christ prays to God in the garden of olives. His disciples, meanwhile, are asleep. An angel appears in the clouds to comfort him (Matthew 26:37-45). In the background, Judas shows the soldiers the spot where Christ is praying. The print has a Latin caption; it is part of a series on the life of Christ.

More about this work

Artist(s) / maker(s) Maerten de Vos VIAF RKD Wikidata, Joannes Galle VIAF RKD , Cornelis Galle VIAF RKD Wikidata
Type burin engraving
Category prints (visual works) AAT
Material paper
Dimensions 177 x 216 mm
Location Work currently not on display
Object number 2014-LZ-29
Subjects religious symbolism AAT, figures (representations) , landscapes
Tags New Testament Iconclass, Christ Iconclass, Christ as adult Iconclass, adult Christ together with apostles, evangelists, saints, etc. Iconclass, male sex; man Iconclass, kneeling figure Iconclass, lying figure Iconclass, the apostle James the Great; possible attributes: book, pilgrim's cloak, hat, shell, staff, and wallet, scroll, sword - male saint as patron, protector, intercessor Iconclass, the apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll Iconclass, the apostle Jude Thaddaeus; possible attributes: book, club, halberd, scroll Iconclass, the apostle Peter, first bishop of Rome; possible attributes: book, cock, (upturned) cross, (triple) crozier, fish, key, scroll, ship, tiara Iconclass, hacking and thrusting weapons: sword Iconclass, sleeping; unconsciousness Iconclass, sleeping on the ground Iconclass, the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass, Christ praying (in general), e.g.: in the wilderness Iconclass, Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, 'Oelberg' (Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-52; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-12) Iconclass, Christ's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane during the night Iconclass, Christ and his apostles on the Mount of Olives Iconclass, treason Iconclass, angels Iconclass, Christ's arrest, trial, and torture Iconclass, cross ~ instruments of the Passion Iconclass, the kiss of Judas: accompanied by soldiers with torches and lanterns, he kisses Christ Iconclass, agony of Christ; three (or eleven) apostles sleeping Iconclass, agony of Christ: to comfort him one or more angels appear to Christ with chalice and/or cross Iconclass, Christ makes himself known; the soldiers fall to the ground ~ the kiss of Judas Iconclass, art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
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