Mountain Landscape with the Temptation of Christ | MSK Gent
Ga naar inhoud (Enter)

Mountain Landscape with the Temptation of Christ, ca. 1585 - 1625, ca. 1601 - 1702

  • burin engraving, etching, paper
  • 334 x 472 mm
  • Inv. 2015-LS

Public Domain

Download PDF

In this mountain landscape, Christ is challenged by the devil in the guise of an old man in monk's habit. The devil offers Christ a stone and asks him to turn it into bread. Below the scene, three two-line verses are rendered in Latin and there is a reference to the Bible text in Mat 4.


Jan van Londerseel RKD
Antwerp 1578 - Rotterdam ca. 1624 - 1625
engravers (printmakers)AAT

David I Vinckboons RKD
Mechelen 1576 - Amsterdam ca. 1631 - 1633

Claes Jansz II Visscher RKD
Amsterdam 1586 - 1587 - Amsterdam 1652

Title Mountain Landscape with the Temptation of Christ
Date ca. 1585 - 1625
ca. 1601 - 1702
Period 16th century
17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2015-LS
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
11K devil(s) and demons Iconclass
11K(SATAN) devil(s) and demons: Satan Iconclass
11K1 human-shaped devil Iconclass
11K4 activities of devil(s) Iconclass
11K41 devil(s) appearing to mortals, trying to seduce them; temptation Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25I9 landscape with ruins Iconclass
41A361 tower (of house or building) Iconclass
41A9 ruin of a dwelling, house, castle, etc. Iconclass
47G91 collapsing building Iconclass
48C149 ruin of a building ~ architecture Iconclass
71Q the story of Esther Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C public life of Christ: from his baptism until the Passion Iconclass
73C22 Christ, sometimes accompanied by guardian angel(s), tempted by Satan, who usually appears in human form Iconclass
73C221 'command these stones to become loaves of bread' ~ temptation of Christ in the wilderness Iconclass
Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?
Write us,