(b. 1431, Isola di Carturo, d. 1506, Mantova)
Agony in the Garden (detail)1457-59
Tempera on panel
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours
Beyond the dead tree Mantegna has attempt to depict Jerusalem in accurate detail. A winding road leads through a rural scene with unrepaired boundary walls, to the main gate. The central temple towering over the rest of the buildings was modelled on the Omar Mosque, which in the Middle Ages was often taken for Solomon's Temple.