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Maker(s):Wierix, Hieronymus
Culture:Flemish (1553-1619)
Title:Christ Praying in the Garden on the Mount of Olives from the series The Passion of Christ
Date Made:before 1619
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Mount: 12 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.4 cm x 23.5 cm; Sheet/Image: 3 3/8 in x 3 1/16 in; 8.6 cm x 7.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Pater, si vis, transfer calicem istum a me; veruntamen / non mea voluntas, sed tua fiat. / Apparuit autem / illi angelus de caelo, confortans eum. Luc. 22. ; recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within plate): Hieronymus Wierx excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio. Buschere. ; INSCRIPTION: verso of secondary support, upp. ctr. (brown ink, pen): 1058 ; WATERMARK: recto of secondary support, lwr. ctr.: Ruse & Turners
Accession Number:  MH 2010.11.1.3
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Christ stands on a hill with the sleeping disciples visible below and beyond them a crowd at a city gate. With head bowed and proper right hand on chest, an angel appears out of clouds holding a chalice. Upper right corner is the moon with a face.

angels; Christianity; religion

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