1616-1620. Oil on unlined canvas, 216 x 147 cm.
In the Garden of Gethsemane an angel comforts Christ before his crucifixion, while the three Apostles slumber nearby. Procaccini was the most renowned member of a Bolognese family of artists which had settled in Milan. His work reflects a heightened, dramatic religious sensibility with large figures located close the picture plane, as in this example in which Christ's troubled face contrasts with the angel's serenity.