The Temptation of St. Anthony
The Temptation of St. Anthony

The Temptation of St. Anthony

Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)

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This was Callot's last and most renowned etching. His cast of hundreds is arrayed as if on a stage with the demonic Lucifer suspended from the fly rail.

St. Anthony, the model of steadfast virtue, is easy to overlook in his refuge at the right, and the whole can be seen as an indictment of the frivolous court entertainments that Callot had so often chronicled with the performing courtiers now transformed into a fantastic troupe of demons.

Purchased with money from the James E. Roberts Fund for the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1984.

Object Information

artist
Jacques Callot (French, 1592-1635)
creation date
1635
materials
etching
dimensions
12 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (image)
14 x 18 1/4 in. (sheet)
accession number
1984.116
credit line
James E. Roberts Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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