The Agony in the Garden

Circle of Pietro Novelliabout 1640?

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This drawing illustrates Christ's agony as recounted in the Gospel of Saint Luke: "He himself withdrew from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and began to pray: `Father, if it be thy will, take this cup away from me. Yet not my will but thine be done.' And now there appeared to him an angel from heaven bringing him strength, and in anguish of spirit he prayed the more urgently; and his sweat was like clots of blood falling to the ground."

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  • Title: The Agony in the Garden
  • Creator: Circle of Pietro Novelli
  • Date: about 1640?
  • Physical Dimensions: 28.9 x 21.3 cm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink and brown wash over traces of black chalk; remnants of old ruled framing lines in dark brown ink along all four edges
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Drawing
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 94.GA.96
  • Inscription: Inscription: Inscribed in the bandarole in the upper portion of the drawing, in brown ink by the artist, "Ambulabis in fortitudinus usque ad mortem".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: Italian
  • Classification: Drawings