(b. ca. 1478, Maubeuge, d. 1532, Middelburg)

Agony in the Garden (detail)

c. 1510
Oil on oak panel
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This work is very impressive with its extraordinarily realistic effect of the waning crescent phase of the moon surrounded by a glow that is typical of high, thin cirrus clouds. This is perhaps the first instance in which a composition on panel was illuminated by the light of the moon.