Anthony van Dyck / The Betrayal of Christ / about 1618Anthony van Dyck
The Betrayal of Christ
about 1618

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Creator Name: Dyck, Anthony van
Creator Nationality: European; Belgian
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1599 - 1641
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Anthony van Dyck
Title: The Betrayal of Christ
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1616
Creation End Date: 1620
Creation Date: about 1618
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: oil on canvas
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.55-7/8 x W.44-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 57.45
Credit Line: The William Hood Dunwoody Fund and the Ethel Morrison and John R. Van Derlip Funds

This painting illustrates the story of Christ's betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane. Van Dyck apparently relied on the version in the book of John, chapter 18 in the New Testament of the Bible.

"Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas, procuring a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that was to befall him, came forward and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am he." Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.... Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's slave and cut off his right ear. The slave's name was Malchus. Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given me?""

AMICA ID: MIA_.57.45
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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