A dark scene where a group of men, primarily soldiers, are looking and moving towards a man, Jesus, on the left. One of the men, Judas, is leaning in to kiss Jesus on the cheek.

The Taking of Christ Canvas Print

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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 Canvas Prints feel like having the real painting on your wall. Printed on Hahnemuhle Leonardo Canvas using ultra chrome HDR pigment inks, our canvas prints come rolled in a protective tube with the painting's information.

In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays.

 

Dimensions (including border) : 55 cm x 70 cm

Dimensions of image: 44 cm x 56 cm

 

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

L.14702

© The Jesuit Community, Leeson St., Dublin, who acknowledge the kind generosity of the late Dr Marie Lea-Wilson, 1992



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