Original Etching and drypoint
Created cca. 1652
Size: 4.37" x 3.27" (11.1 cm x 8.2 cm)
Signed in plate in lower right corner: "Rembrandt. f. 165 (last digit illegible)".
A strong 19th century impression, with margins cut just outside the etching plate.
Reference: Bartsch 75, BB 57, New Hollstein 269
Rembrandt depicts the event when Christ was visited by an angel in the Garden of Gethsemane. The etching shows Jesus’s spiritual agony:
"His closed eyes indicate his inner turmoil and utter loneliness: should he revolt against his fate – his death on the cross – or accept it? His disciples have fallen asleep, and the soldiers in the distance threaten to draw closer."
- Rijks Museum, Amsterdam
The diagonal rays of heavenly light and the dark shading behind the figure of Jesus create the drama in this nocturnal scene and foreshadows the tragic fate.
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