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The Temptation of Saint Anthony  1575

by Jan Brueghel the Elder

Legends of Anthony Abbot relate how the pious early Christian, forsaking society, journeyed into the wilderness to seek God. Anthony appears twice in this painting; in his foreground retreat, he resists the Devil's manifold temptations. After failing to yield to the evil lures, he is shown again being physically tortured while carried aloft by demons. Yet, the saint was sa...
58.5 x 85.7 cm
Oil on panel
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington