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Agony in the Garden
Osona, Francisco de; Osona, Rodrigo de
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Osona, Francisco de
Valencia (Spain), 1465 - Valencia, 1514
Osona, Rodrigo de
Valencia (Spain), 1440 - Valencia, 1518

Agony in the Garden

Ca. 1490. Oil on panel.
Not on display

This and five other panels at the Prado Museum (P06897,P06898 , P06899, P06901, P06902), are some of the finest examples of the collaboration between Rodrigo and Francisco de Osona. They were probably designed as part of an altarpiece. The placement and physiognomy of the figures are in keeping with the style of this family of painters from Valencia. The diverse treatment of the paintings suggests the participation of some other member of their large workshop, beyond Rodrigo and his son, Francisco. Those stylistic changes are especially visible in the lower part of Jesus tunic in The Taking of Jesus (P6902), which is simpler and more hurried. The expressive intensity of the figures is characteristic of work by the Osonas, whose works were strongly dramatic in content. This is largely due to the architectural setting: large Renaissance buildings that announce the modernity of their paintings. This series of works also reveals some of the Northern sources drawn upon by these painters from Valencia, specifically, German prints by Schongauer, one of whose compositions is almost literally followed in Christ before Pontius Pilate (P6897).

Technical data

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Osona, Francisco de; Osona, Rodrigo de
Agony in the Garden
Ca. 1490
Height: 126 cm; Width: 84 cm
Altarpiece of Santa Maria, Alicante?; Colección de los condes de Casas Rojas; Recuperación de Patrimonio por parte del Estado, procedente del Reino Unido y adscrita al Museo del Prado en 1983.

Bibliography +

Ángulo Íñiguez, Diego, Primitivos valencianos en Madrid, Archivo español de arte y arqueologia, XIV, 1940-1941, pp. 87.

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Los grandes temas del arte cristiano en España, Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, Madrid, 1949.

Post, Chandler Rathfon, A history of Spanish Painting, XII, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1958, pp. 653-654.

Sotheby's London: catálogo de subasta, Sotheby's London, 1982/07/09, pp. 119-121.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 476.

Museo del Prado, Últimas adquisiciones: 1982-1995, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1995.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Madrid, 1996, pp. 267.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2019.
Idem / 2019. Oración en el Huerto / T.1,28 X 0,86 / Cat. 6900.

Update date: 20-07-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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