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Judas betraying Christ
Workshop of Schalcken, Godfried -Painter-
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Workshop of Schalcken, Godfried

Made, 1643 - The Hague, 1706

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Judas betraying Christ

1665 - 1670. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

This Judas betraying Christ, from the Duke of Pastrana`s collection, is a version on canvas of an original signed panel (47.5 x 40 cm) formerly in the Duke of Bouillon`s collection, and later, according to Hofstede de Groot and Behermann, part of the Tronchin collection, where it is recorded until 1928. Loche and Behermann also refer to another version on canvas in the Eynard collection in Geneva (55.5 x 47.3 cm), which Loche considers an original but Beherman catalogues as a copy.

The original size of the Prado canvas, before it was transferred to a new stretcher, coincides with the version in the Eynard collection. Given that infra-red reflectography fails to reveal any underdrawing, it could possibly be a studio copy. In the Prado picture there are only seven coins on the table, rather than the thirty that appear in the Geneva version. The compositional structure and the different iconographic elements would appear to be influenced by Gerard Dou`s The Night School (Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum).

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Pintura holandesa en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2009, p.130-131


Technical data

Inventory number
Workshop of Schalcken, Godfried -Painter-
Judas betraying Christ
1665 - 1670
Height: 53 cm; Width: 45 cm
Bequest of María Dionisia Vives y Zires, Duchess of Pastrana, 1889

Bibliography +

Poleró y Toledo, Vicente, Catálogo de la Galería de Cuadros del Excmo Sr. Duque de Pastrana, Manuscrito original e inédito, 1868, pp. nº 19.

Hofstede de Groot, C. (Cornelis) (1863-1930), A catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent dutch..., V, Macmillan and Co, Londres, 1908, pp. 320/ nº32.

Loche, R., De Geneve a L'Ermitage. Les Collections de François Tronchin..., Musee D'Art et D'Histoire, Ginebra, 1974, pp. 114-115.

Loche, R., Un Cabinet de Peinture à Genève au XIX siècle: la Collection Eynard. Essai de reconstitution, Genava bulletin du Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, 1979, pp. 212-213.

Behermann, T., Godfried Schalcken, Maeght Editeur, París, 1988, pp. 332.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. 247.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Pintura holandesa en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2009, pp. 130-131.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 858.
Autor Godofredo Schalcken / 858. Un cuadro titulado 'Traición de Judas' / Alto 0,53 ancho 0,45

Inscriptions +

De mi Amo (?) s.r Duque Duque [...] [El resto del texto aparece tapado por una etiqueta antigua]
Inscribed in pen and ink. Stretcher

nº 19./ Colección/ Pastrana
Scrap of paper. Stretcher

Inscribed in pen and ink. Back, central area

Nº 3652
Inscribed in pen and ink. Stretcher

Nº 3652
Inscribed. Stretcher

Inscribed in blue. Front, lower left corner

Displayed objects +

Lantern / Street Lamp: Farol de mano

Candlestick, non-vitrious: Candelero metálico

Lamp: Lámpara de techo, metálica

Candle: Vela

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

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