(b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia)
Prayer in the Gardenc. 1492
Oil on wood, 166 x 171 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
After the last supper, Jesus asked the apostles Peter, James, and John to accompany him into a nearby garden. In the gospels the cup represents the agonizing, imminent completion of his human destiny, which Jesus prayed might be removed, then surrendered to the divine will.