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image of The Temptation of Saint Anthony Follower of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Anonymous Artist (painter)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (related artist)
Flemish, c. 1525/1530 - 1569
The Temptation of Saint Anthony, c. 1550/1575
oil on panel
overall: 58.5 x 85.7 cm (23 1/16 x 33 3/4 in.) framed: 77.8 x 104.8 x 7.6 cm (30 5/8 x 41 1/4 x 3 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.2.19
On View
From the Tour: Antwerp in the Early 1500s
Object 6 of 7

Provenance

Private collection, Brussels. (Robert Frank, London, by 1935);[1] (M. Knoedler & Co., New York, on consignment from Robert Frank, 1937-1945; owned with Pinakos [Rudolf Heinemann], 1945-1950);[2] purchased 1950 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 by exchange to NGA.

[1] The corresponding entry in Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles. Cinq Siècles d'Art (Brussels, 1935, no. 151, as Pieter Brueghel the Elder) states that before being acquired by Frank, the painting was in Brussels in the collection of an unnamed aristocrat. On the reverse are: an illegible stamp, possibly an Austrian customs stamp; a paper sticker, "Cinq Siècles d'Art (Bruxelles 1935)"; and a paper sticker, "Exposition De Van Eyck."

[2] This information was provided by Burton Fredericksen, Getty Provenance Index. Both The Baltimore Museum of Art, An Exhibition of Paintings by Living Masters of the Past, 1943, no. 9; and Colin Eisler, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian, Oxford, 1977, p. 95; list Countess Montblanc, Belgium, as owner of the painting, but this is otherwise unverified.

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