(b. ca. 1515, Bassano, d. 1592, Bassano)

The Betrayal of Christ

Pastel over charcoal on faded blue papeer, 413 x 549 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This drawing covers the largest format possible at the time for rag-pulp paper. The coloured highlights of the pastel crayons are perfectly preserved and contrast the quickly sketched figures of the traitor Judas identifying Jesus with a kiss to the armed band.