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Satan Semant l'Ivraie (Satan Sowing the Tares of Evil)
  • Félicien Joseph Victor Rops
    born: Namur, Belgium ; died: Essonnes, France
  • Satan Semant l'Ivraie (Satan Sowing the Tares of Evil), mid-late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Belgium
  • etching, soft-ground, heliogravure
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 239 x 164 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 569 x 401 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/8 x 6 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 3/8 x 15 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0061

Satan walks over the city buildings, holding people (women) in its arm and right hand. The moon creeps behind clouds in background. Some figures are falling down to the city. Satan wears a robe, hat and wooden dutch shoes.