Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion:The Agony in the Garden'

Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion:The Agony in the Garden'

Albrecht Dürer (1471 -1528)
'The Large Passion:The Agony in the Garden'
Germany
About 1496 -7
Woodcut
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.