The Agony in the Garden

Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane while three of his disciples, shown in the middle distance, sleep. The angel on the right holds a cup in which are the symbols of the Passion: the Cross, the Crown of Thorns, the spear and the sponge.

This painting, together with 'Christ carrying the Cross', once part of a polyptych or triptych.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1481; died 1523?
Full title
The Agony in the Garden
Date made
probably 1501
Medium and support
Oil on wood
99.7 x 45.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1879
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Panels from an Altarpiece

Ambrogio Bergognone
probably 1501
Ambrogio Bergognone: 'Christ carrying the Cross'