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Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony
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Roelandt Savery
Flemish, 1617
Oil on panel
19 5/16 x 37 in.
2008.73

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Transforming the theme of the temptation of Saint Anthony into a celebration of nature's magnificence, Flemish landscape and still life painter Roelandt Savery depicted the hermit Anthony reading a Bible--oblivious to the antics of numerous fantastic demons--while seated in a rustic cell. His wooden hut is nestled in a majestic and thickly wooded alpine wilderness, the true subject of Savery's painting.

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