The Taking of Christ Art Print
This powerful work was painted at the height of Caravaggio's fame, and the theatrical light and realistically observed figures are representative of his mature style. The drama reaches an emotional pitch as Judas kisses and identifies Christ, who does not resist his arrest by the soldiers, menacingly clad in shining black armour. The fleeing disciple on the left is St John the Evangelist, whose face is united with those of Jesus and Judas by moonlight.
National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.
All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)
Original Painting Information
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian, 1571-1610
The Taking of Christ, 1602
Oil on canvas, 135.5 x 169.5 cm
On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Leeson St., Dublin, who acknowledge the kind generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson, 1992