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PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST ESTATE

17th Century Follower of Hieronymus Bosch
TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 40,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST ESTATE

17th Century Follower of Hieronymus Bosch
TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 40,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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17th Century Follower of Hieronymus Bosch
TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY

Provenance

M. Cels, Brussels, by 1902;
Henry Mayer, New York;
Jan Mayer;
Possibly with Galerie Robert Finck, Brussels;
From whom possibly purchased by the present owner.

Exhibited

Bruges, Exposition de tableaux flamands des XIVe, XVe et XVIe siècles : catalogue critique, 1902, no. 277 (as Imitator of Hieronymous Bosch).

Catalogue Note

The Temptation of Saint Anthony was an extremely popular subject among early Netherlandish artists, particularly Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450/1460-1516), who used the tale of the steadfast Saint as an illustration of ones ability to overcome temptation of earthly pleasures. Bosch's treatment of the subject in his large scale triptych (1505, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, inv. no. 1498 Pint) is a seminal picture in early Netherlandish painting, and almost certainly inspired a generation of artists who would follow Bosch not only in his choice of subject matter, but also in style and iconography. One such artist was Pieter Huys (Antwerp circa 1520 - circa 1584), who employed Bosch's characteristic symbolic and fantastical characters in his own pictures. Huys appears to have felt a particular connection to the Temptation of Saint Anthony, as he executed numerous variants of the subject. The present composition closely follows a picture formerly attributed to both Bosch and Jan Mandijn, and now given to Huys in full (sold Cologne, Lempertz, 10 May 1916, lot 15).1

1. RKD on-line art work number 51808 (illustration number 0000074670)

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