The Temptation of St Anthony | Joos van Craesbeeck | 1650

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Size: 16"x12"
Frame Style: Black Frame

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.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging