The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Oil on panel (oak) | 15.2 x 10in | c. 1500-1510

Hieronymus Bosch

This fragment of a larger composition depicts an episode from St. Anthony's life. According to an early biography, the hermit saint retreated to the Egyptian desert to lead a life of prayer. For years, visions sent by the devil plagued him, but he re...
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