The Agony in the Garden
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Circle of Pietro Novelli
Italian, about 1640?
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, and black chalk
11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.

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This drawing illustrates Christ's agony as recounted in the Gospel of Saint Luke: "He himself withdrew from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and began to pray: `Father, if it be thy will, take this cup away from me. Yet not my will but thine be done.' And now there appeared to him an angel from heaven bringing him strength, and in anguish of spirit he prayed the more urgently; and his sweat was like clots of blood falling to the ground."