Agony in the Garden


Frans Schwartz, 1898



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1898, Frans Schwartz

The Gospel of Luke describes the Savior’s dark hours in Gethsemane: “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him” (Luke 22:43). Here the angel stands above the kneeling Christ, enveloping Him in a warm embrace. With wings extended, the angel seems to banish the darkness, if only for a moment. Schwartz captures the tenderness of the scene with loose and painterly brushstrokes quite different from the academic style of Bloch and Hofmann.

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Paper, Canvas


10" x 7.7", 14" x 10.8", 21" x 16.3", 30" x 23.3", 36" x 27.9"


Print Only, Black, Natural, Champagne, Espresso


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