Christ at Gethsemane

Jesus is shown praying in the Garden of Gethsemane as an angel reveals a chalice to him, foreshadowing his suffering and Crucifixion. The reverse has the remains of dark paint and a simple pattern, perhaps of a later date.

A companion panel to this work shows 'Christ carrying the Cross' (Duke of Sutherland collection). It has a similar painted border to the 'Christ at Gethsemane', and is said to have been in the Medici-Riccardi Palace, Florence.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1504; died 1528
Full title
Christ at Gethsemane
Date made
perhaps 1500-5
Medium and support
Oil on wood
34 x 26 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Henry Vaughan, 1900
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Scenes from the Passion of Christ

Probably by Lo Spagna
perhaps 1500-5
Attributed to Lo Spagna: 'Christ carrying the Cross'