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Christ’s disciple Judas – visible just beyond the river, leading a group of soldiers to Christ – has betrayed him. Aware of his imminent arrest and death, Christ prays; a cherub appears and presents him with a chalice. The chalice refers to the words of his prayer: ‘My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt’ (Matthew 26: 39).
Christ’s pink tunic blends with the peach light of the dawn sky, which highlights the undersides of the plump clouds. Bellini would continue to develop his extraordinary sensitivity for the changing effects of light on landscapes throughout his career.
Egg on wood
H 81.3 x W 127 cm