The picture portrays Jesus Christ kneeling on Mount Olives in prayer together with his disciples James, Peter, and John. The Agony in the Garden: Artist: Giovanni Bellini: Artist dates: about 1435 - 1516: Date made: about 1458-60: Medium and support: Egg tempera on wood: Dimensions: 80.4 × 127 cm: Acquisition credit: Bought, 1863: Inventory number: NG726: Location: Room 55: Art route(s) A: Collection: Main Collection She was sentenced to six months but she was released the next month weak from a hunger strike protest. This one had probably belonged to Consul Smith in Venice (d. 1770), was bought by William Beckford at the Joshua Reynolds sale in 1795 for £5, then sold in 1823 with Fonthill Abbey and repurchased by Beckford at the Fonthill Sale the next year (as a Mantegna) for £52.10s. All Rights Reserved. His figure forms a triangle with the three sleeping apostles at the bottom (from the left, John, Peter and James); the triangle is connected to the painting's sides by the symmetrical line of the hills. Jesus had earlier asked the disciples to pray, but they were not able to stay awake. The picture is closely related to the similar work by Bellini's brother-in-law, Andrea Mantegna, also in the National Gallery. On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 962. It is in the National Gallery, London. The Roman soldiers will later arrest Christ and crucify him. Since Mantegna strongly influenced Giovanni Bellini, most of his early work such as the Agony in the garden is the same to his brother's. Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) Italian. A Judas in the background leads the Roman soldiers to capture Christ. This panel was originally part of the base (predella) of the nearby altarpiece, one of three scenes focused on Christ’s last days. Also, there is Judas in the background who is leading the Roman armed forces to capture Jesus Christ. You will see an angel with a cup that symbolizes Christ’s impending sacrifice. © www.giovannibellini.org 2018. Behind Jesus is a lake landscape, a typical element of the Italian painting at the time, with a fortified city and an ancient bridge. Agony in the Garden is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino, executed around 1483-1493, and housed in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.. History. His painting style masterfully emits the overall tone and emotion of hope which cuts through the suffering that Jesus’s expression displays. [3], "Celebrating Suffragette courage on London History Day", The Dead Christ Supported by the Virgin Mary and St John the Evangelist, Enthroned Madonna Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, Madonna Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Sebastian, Madonna and Child with Saint Mary Magdalene and Saint Ursula, Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist, Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist and a Female Saint, Madonna and Child with Four Saints and Donor, Saints Christopher, Jerome and Louis of Toulouse, Portrait of Fra Teodoro of Urbino as Saint Dominic, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Agony_in_the_Garden_(Bellini)&oldid=949146920, Collections of the National Gallery, London, Paintings depicting Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 April 2020, at 22:36. Christ is aware of the looming death, and he sought the solace of the Garden of Gethsemane to pray to his father to help him. [2], The painting was amongst five paintings including Bellini's Portrait of a Mathematician that was damaged in a suffragette protest by Grace Marcon (aka Frieda Graham) in 1914. In most paintings, Christ's arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane was depicted under darkness or with a glow of light.