The Agony in the Garden

This painting is a very early copy of one of the most celebrated of Correggio's compositions. It was regarded as the original by some connoisseurs even after the arrival in London of the original from the Spanish Royal Collection (London, Apsley House). This version records the landscape's original appearance on the right, whereas this part of the Apsley House picture (which was damaged by fire) now shows Correggio's penultimate plan.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1494; died 1534
Full title
The Agony in the Garden
Date made
probably about 1640-1750
Medium and support
Oil on poplar
38.1 x 41.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1824
Inventory number
Location in Gallery