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The Temptation of St Anthony: 2783

Object information


The Temptation of St Anthony


Bonvin, François (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 165 mm
Width: 120 mm

Relative size of this object

12 m16.5 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1944-05) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Production date: AD 1872

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Yellow wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink, grey and yellow wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2.f Bonvin
  • Location: Lower right corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 72
  • Location: Lower right corner
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: (monogram? or N?)

  • Text: AV (?) 2826 / 32 38
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Temptation of S. Anthony / by Francois Bonvin (1817-87) / drawn in 1872 / H.T. / Stenciled on back: "Tableaux Modernes / G. Tempelaere / Rue Laffitte 28 / Paris
  • Location: Verso, of old mount
  • Method of creation: Label, ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2783
Primary reference Number: 6103
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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