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Christ before Annas

Fragment of a panel from an altarpiece; the Last Supper scene cut from the top is preserved in a photograph (Frick Art Reference Library, New York, neg. no. C23038).

Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert), German (active Westphalia), c. 1465 - c. 1527/30

Made in Germany, Europe

c. 1525-1530

Oil on panel

49 x 56 1/8 inches (124.5 x 142.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 318, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 753

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This panel probably formed the wing of a large altarpiece depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ. The top was trimmed down but retains fragments of three scenes that preceded Jesus' questioning by Annas: the Last Supper (center), the Agony in the Garden (left), and the Arrest of Christ (right). According to the Gospels, Annas was the first of four judges to interrogate Christ after his arrest, followed by Caiaphas, Herod, and Pilate.

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