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study for La Temptation de Saint Antoine (The Temptation of St. Anthony)
  • Eugène Isabey
    1803–1886
    born: Paris, France ; died: Lagny, France
  • study for La Temptation de Saint Antoine (The Temptation of St. Anthony), 1868–1869
  • Where object was made: France
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 81 x 118 cm
    Canvas/Support: 32 x 46 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0005
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Figures in a landscape, some nude some not. Nude female figures, snakes/serpents, and red and blue drapery in bottom left quadrant, and pig in lower right. Book (identified as Bible), candle (?), and cross on wooden altar center left with a sleeping figure (identified as Saint Anthony) beside it. Flying children (cherubs/angels) and pink drapery in the top right quadrant.