Garofalo - The Agony in the Garden [c.1520-39]

Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane, near Jerusalem (seen in the left background), while three of his disciples sleep. An angel reveals a chalice containing a cross. Judas approaches on the right with the Roman soldiers who will arrest Jesus. Dramatic nocturnes were a novelty in north Italian painting associated with Giorgione.

[Oil on canvas, transferred from wood, 49.2 x 38.7 cm]