The Temptation of Saint Anthony (second version)

Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)1635

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

The Witches' Sabbath was said to be the meeting of sinister forces for devil worship through dancing, feasting, or sacrifices. In depicting this orgy of bodies and monsters, artists often borrowed from religious imagery. Numerous Renaissance images provided Jacques Callot with a litany of fantastic creatures for his widely influential <em>Temptation of Saint Anthony</em>, depicting the steadfast saint as he endures the mental and spiritual tortures of hell.

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  • Title: The Temptation of Saint Anthony (second version)
  • Creator: Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)
  • Date Created: 1635
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 35.6 x 46.3 cm (14 x 18 1/4 in.); Platemark: 31 x 45.8 cm (12 3/16 x 18 1/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Samuel Josefowitz Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/2005.179
  • Medium: etching
  • Department: Prints
  • Culture: France, 17th century
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
  • Collection: PR - Etching
  • Accession Number: 2005.179

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