The Agony in the Garden, Hans Holbein the Elder
Hans Holbein the Elder
The Agony in the Garden
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Hans Holbein the Elder

The Agony in the Garden, 1501


Dimensions
267.1 x 64.5 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce
Inventory Number
HM 20
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922
Status
On display

Audio

  • 01:01
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  • 01:35
    Focus on Frankfurt
  • 01:51
    Focus on art history
  • 01:50
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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Agony in the Garden
Painter
Altar
Predella of the High Altarpiece of the Dominican Church in Frankfurt
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 26,36-47
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 14,32-43
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 22,39-47
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 18,1-3

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D312 Christ's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane during the night
  • 73D31211 agony of Christ; three (or eleven) apostles sleeping
  • 11I72(JUDAS ISCARIOT) Judas Iscariot (not in biblical context)
Secondary
  • 57AA6142 Betrayal
  • 45B the soldier; the soldier's life

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