Ursiaz, Andalusia, by the mid 19υth century, and thence by descent to the present owner.
This painting can be compared stylistically to a work by Pieter Huys in the Louvre, signed and dated 1547, also representing the temptation of St. Anthonyυ1. Pieter Huys rearranged his Bosch-like compositions as needed using similar elements in several different compositions. The present painting comes close in composition to a painting formerly in the Abraham van Stolk collection in Rotterdam. υ2
1. A. Brejon de Lavergnée, Catalogue sommaire illustré du Musée du Louvre, Ecoles flamande et hollandaise, Paris 1979, p. 73, inv. no RF 3996, reproduced).
2. Sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 10 October 1996, lot 112.