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The Temptation of St. Anthony

David Teniers, the Younger
1610 - 1690
The Temptation of St. Anthony
Oil on canvas 80 x 110 cm
Signed below in the middle: D. TENIERS. FEC

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Amidst a landscape studded with the ruins of a castle, an old man is shown surrounded by a myriad of demons, including a claw-footed female who holds out a glass to the old man. The scene represents St. Anthony who was tempted by demons as he lived the life of a hermit in the wilderness. Teniers the younger was one of the best known of 17th century Flemish painters and he frequently depicted this subject.

(Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

photo:David Teniers, the Younger
The Temptation of St. Anthony