The Temptation of St Anthony | Joos van Craesbeeck | 1650

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Size: 12"x8"

This painting showcases a surreal and imaginative scene, as is typical for depictions of St. Anthony's temptations, which were popular subjects during the 16th and 17th centuries, reflecting the spiritual and psychological struggles of the saint.

In the foreground, the painting presents a large, grotesque face that dominates the scene, with smaller figures and bizarre creatures scattered around, engaging in various activities. The face itself is adorned with a crown-like headpiece, with small figures sitting upon it, suggesting a scene teeming with life and hidden narratives. The background reveals a tumultuous landscape filled with additional figures and fantastic elements, all seemingly part of a dreamlike vision. The dark, brooding sky and the assortment of activities create a sense of overwhelming sensory experience, which aligns with the concept of St. Anthony being tempted by a myriad of earthly distractions and demonic illusions.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic


12’’ x 8’’ Inches = 30.5 cm x 20.3 cm

18’’ x 12’’ Inches = 45.7 cm x 30.5 cm 

24" x 16" Inches = 61 cm x 40.6 cm