Albrecht Dürer (1471 -1528)
'The Large Passion:The Agony in the Garden'
About 1496 -7
Museum no. E.704-1940
Bequeathed by Miss Alice G.E.Carthew
Christ kneels and prays in the Garden of Gethsemane while his disciples sleep. In anguish he asks God whether he can be spared the coming ordeal, saying, 'Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me '. In the background soldiers, guided by Judas, are already advancing to arrest him.