The Temptation of St. Anthony (Shongauer)

The Temptation of St. Anthony (Shongauer)

Artist Martin Shongauer

Date ca. 1480-90

Movement Northern Renaissance

Medium Engraving

Dimensions 11.5 x 8.5″

Housed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Engravings appealed to a smaller, more sophisticated group than block books did. Here, Shongauer is able to create spacial depth and a variety of rich textures in this scene of St. Anthony being tormented by demons.