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Agony in the Garden (David)

Agony in the Garden
ArtistGerard David
Yearcirca 1510–1520
Mediumoil painting on panel transferred on canvas
MovementEarly Netherlandish painting
SubjectAgony in the Garden
Dimensions43 cm × 29.3 cm (17 in × 11.5 in)[1]
LocationMusée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg

Agony in the Garden is a 1510s religious painting by the Netherlandish artist Gerard David. It depicts Christ kneeling on the Mount of Olives in prayer, with his disciples Peter, James and John sleeping near to him. The painting is now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Strasbourg, France. Its inventory numbers is 465.[2]

The painting (a nocturne) was bought by the director of the Strasbourg museum, Wilhelm von Bode, from the estate of Marie von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, widow of Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst. It had previously been recorded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1825. The painting was at first attributed to the studio of Gerard David, and then, for a long time, to Adriaen Isenbrandt, for instance by Max J. Friedlaender. Since 2002, Agony in the Garden is recognized as a work by David by Maryan Ainsworth and other specialists.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Monfort, Marie (February 2009). Collection du musée des Beaux-Arts – Peinture flamande et hollandaise XVème-XVIIIème siècle. Strasbourg: Musées de la ville de Strasbourg. pp. 27–28. ISBN 978-2-35125-030-3.
  2. ^ a b Jacquot, Dominique (2006). Le musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Cinq siècles de peinture. Strasbourg: Musées de Strasbourg. pp. 148–149. ISBN 2-901833-78-0.
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