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Maker(s):Wierix, Hieronymus
Culture:Flemish (1553-1619)
Title:The Arrest of Christ or The Betrayal of Judas 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 2 1/16 in; 8.6 cm x 5.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): Qui autem tradidit eum, dedit illis / signum, dicens; Quemcunque osculatus / fuero, ipse est, tenete eum. Matt. 26. ; INSCRIPTION: 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 2010.11.1.4
Credit Line:Purchase with the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Christ stands in center with Judas' head over his proper right shoulder. Soldiers suround them. One of the apostles kneels in right foreground with sword drawn above his head with a servant on the ground beneath him.

Christianity; religion; soldiers; swords

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