Agony in the Garden (El Greco, London)

Agony in the Garden is a 1590 oil on canvas painting by El Greco or his studio, dating to his second stay in Toledo and still showing the major influence of Titian on his work. It is now on display in the Toledo Art Museum in Toledo, Ohio.

Agony in the Garden
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ArtistEl Greco
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions102 cm × 131 cm (40 in × 52 in)
LocationToledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH

An angel appears to Christ in the left foreground, holding a chalice in his hand. In the right-hand background, Judas and a group of soldiers approach to arrest Christ, marching through a dry landscape without vegetation.


  • (in Spanish) ÁLVAREZ LOPERA, José, El Greco, Madrid, Arlanza, 2005, Biblioteca «Descubrir el Arte», (colección «Grandes maestros»). ISBN 84-95503-44-1.
  • (in Spanish) SCHOLZ-HÄNSEL, Michael, El Greco, Colonia, Taschen, 2003. ISBN 978-3-8228-3173-1.

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