La Tentation de St. Antoine.Estampe graveé d'apres un tableau peint par david Teniers de l'Hotel de Matignon, appartenant a Monseigneur le Duc de Valentinoir, Pair de France.
A Paris cez Jac. Ph. Le Bas graveur du Cabinet du Roy au bas de la rue de la Harpe. [n.d., c.1747].
Engraving. Platemark: 370 x 490mm (14½ x 19¼"). Small tears to left and bottom edges of sheet. Very large margins. Very fine.
La Tentation de St. Antoine (The Temptation of St. Anthony) by Jacques-Philippe Le Bas (1707-1783), draughtsman, etcher, and engraver, after a painting by David Teniers, the younger, (1610-1690). St Anthony, praying in a cave before a crucifix and surrounded by monstrous creatures, is interrupted by a demon who points out at a courtesan to the right, with claws instead of feet, walking toward him, with a glass in her hand. She is urged forward by a creature that seems half-human and half-fowl. Other bizarre creatures fly through a doorway in the center or hover over the saint's head. An inscription in French below the image gives the provenance of the original painting; in the bottom right corner: '41e Teniers'.
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