This a picture has the effects of night, and the Angel appears to Christ and illumines him with his splendour. At the foot of the mount we see the sleeping apostles: the figures are given force by the shadows created by the mount upon which Christ is praying. In the distant landscape the dawn is breaking and we see soldiers coming in from the side with Judas.
Where to see this painting?
English Heritage, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House
Hyde Park Corner, London, Greater London, England, W1J 7NT
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More on this painting
management transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum to English Heritage, 2004