(b. 1594, Liège, d. 1660, Liège)

Taking of Christ with the Malchus Episode

c. 1620
Oil on canvas, 147 x 194 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This dramatic and strongly coloured picture was influenced by Caravaggio's Taking of Christ and by Bartolomeo Manfredi's lost painting of the same subject. Regarding the authorship, stylistic analysis points to a Flemish painter active in Rome, most likely to Douffet. It is assumed, however, that Valentin de Boulogne participated in the earliest stages.