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Heaven-Sent Angels in Art

Enjoy these depictions of the moment an angel appeared to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

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The Gospel of Luke tells us that, shortly before his arrest, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” The artists here depict the next moment, when “an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him” (Luke 22:42-43).

Agony in the Garden, by Frans Schwartz, 1898. Credit: Alamy

1 of 3 Agony in the Garden

Frans Schwartz (1850–1917) Danish painter and etcher


An angel comforting Jesus before his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, by Carl Bloch, 1873. Credit: Alamy

2 of 3 An Angel Comforting Jesus Before His Arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane

Carl Bloch (1834–1890) Danish artist

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Agony in the Garden, by George Richmond, 1858. Credit: Alamy

3 of 3 Agony in the Garden

George Richmond (1809–1896) English painter and portraitist

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