Christ on Mount Olive (Thy Will Be Done!)

Emanuel Krescenc Liška

Emanuel Krescenc Liška - Christ on Mount Olive (Thy Will Be Done!)
This is one of Liška’s most popular paintings, at the time its reproduction could be found in many a Czech household. Liška painted the picture in Rome for his patron Rudolf M. count Klár, who had the painting installed athe St Raphael chapel of the Institute for the Blind at Klárov in Prague. Liška’s concept of the praying Christ moves us not only with its fervour and emotional charge, but also with its sophisticated colours and illusive naturalism. In Liška’s lifetime the painting was frequently exhibited and reproduced also with the title Thy will be done!
measurements: height 188,5 cm
width 128,5 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 5416
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism