Painted, probably in the 1560s, for the Chapel of the Sacrament in the Venetian Church of S. Trovaso (SS. Gervasio e Protasio) together with a 'Last Supper'.
Before the Last Supper Christ washed his disciples' feet using a basin of water and wiping them 'with the towel wherewith he was girded', thus preparing them for priesthood. Peter protested, but Christ observed, 'If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me'. Peter then said, 'Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head' (John 13: 1-9).
Parts of the painting, the figure with a torch in the foreground to the left especially, are badly worn.