Christ standing to R of gnarled tree, facing a grotesque figure with beastly head, wings, webbed fingers, fish tail, and human legs; at ULC, small image of Christ on a plateau; at UR, small image of Christ standing atop a building, in both miniatures facing a similar looking beast

The Temptation of Christ, From the Life of Christ, Plate 11, c. 1534-1535

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Figuring Jesus would be worn down after 40 days and 40 nights of fasting, Satan tempts him three times (Matthew 4:1-11). Eagle-eyed viewers will find all three narrated here: Satan taunts Jesus to turn stones into bread to satisfy his hunger, plunge off a temple and be rescued by angels, and worship Satan on a mountain in exchange for great riches.

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Details
Title
The Temptation of Christ, From the Life of Christ, Plate 11
Artist Life
active c. 1500–1550
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.93.29
Provenance
John E. Andrus III, Wayzata, Minn.; by descent to his daughters, Elizabeth, Katie, and Julie; gave to MIA, 2015. Earlier provenances have been gathered, but further research will increase our knowledge of their histories.
Catalogue Raisonne
Bartsch 39 (vol. 8, p. 331); Hollstein 51; Landau 41 (only state)
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Christ standing to R of gnarled tree, facing a grotesque figure with beastly head, wings, webbed fingers, fish tail, and human legs; at ULC, small image of Christ on a plateau; at UR, small image of Christ standing atop a building, in both miniatures facing a similar looking beast