The Betrayal of Christ (after Van Dyck)

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641)
National Trust Inventory Number 1257077

Category Paintings
Date 1600 - 1699
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1930 x 1524 mm (76 x 60 in)
Place of origin
Collection Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset, South West, National Trust

Judas has approached Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane at night time. According to three of the biblical gospels he betrays him with a kiss. This may be the moment just after. They are surrounded by soldiers with burning torches and spears. One raises his hands, holding a rope, above Christ about to arrest him. The High Priest’s servant, Malchus, has fallen to the ground and is about to have his ear cut off by Simon Peter.

The original painting, of which this is an early copy, was an early work by the artist, showing the influence of Venetian artists, is in the Museo del Prado, Madrid and was acquired from Rubens's estate by Philip IV of Spain.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, The Betrayal of Christ, after Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641). The original painting in the Prado, Madrid, was acquired from Rubens's estate by Philip IV of Spain.

Provenance

First recorded in 1731; bequeathed by Ralph Bankes, 1981

Makers and roles

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist
previously attributed to Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (9981)
Oil paint (8234)
Wood (126050)
Category Paintings (12562)
Collection Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum) (14370)
Periods 17th century (32643)
Maker Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641) (361)
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640) (91)
Subjects Religion (485)
Christ  (7)
Object Type Oil painting (10942)

Record Status

Enhanced

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