Hieronymus Bosch
Follower of

The Temptation of St. Anthony

c. 1500-1550
Anthony sits at centre, remote from the demons who threaten and tempt him – fantastic inversions of the order of God’s creation. A beautiful witch rises from the water before him, while devils attack the saint’s hermitage as if it were a fortress. Bosch was famed for the nightmarish fantasy and visual wit of his creatures. Hybrid assemblages, they are built upon a strange, only partly graspable logic that is somehow still plausible. His work enjoyed great fame throughout the 16th century and inspired many adaptations.
Artist
Follower of
Title
The Temptation of St. Anthony
Date
c. 1500-1550
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on oak
Dimensions
26 x 19.4 cm
Nationality
Dutch; Flemish
Credit line
Gift of Jeanne Lynch-Staunton, 1983, in memory of her husband
Accession number
28287