TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)

The Temptation of St Anthony

Oil on oak panel, 22 x 16 cm
Private collection

This is one of the many versions of this subject painted by Teniers. St Anthony in his blue habit, crouched over a low table, book in hand, the temptress hag behind and a surrounding array of astonishing and unnatural creatures, such as the hideous ecorché dog, barking at the saint in the foreground.