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The Betrayal of Christ

Photo credit: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

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In this painting Judas kneels to kiss the hand of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane at night after the Last Supper. With this kiss Judas betrays Christ by identifying him to the soldiers standing on the right. The soldiers have raised spears and a lighted torch and are about to arrest Christ. Although unreligious, Ricketts used biblical subjects like this to express his inner self and comment on life.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Carlisle

Title

The Betrayal of Christ

Date

1904

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 89.4 x W 69.7 cm

Accession number

1949.125.64

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Emily and Gordon Bottomley, 1949

Work type

Painting

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