- (c. 1610-1612), engraving
- 5.83 x 3.7 in. (14.8 x 9.3 cm.) [image]
- Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The engraving above is from plate no.4 in the first series in the book, Sylva Anachoretica Aegypti et Palaestinae (Antwerp: Hendrik Aerts, 1619).
It is most probably a copy of the oil painting, Temptation of Saint Anthony (c. 1570’s), by the Italian painter Orsi, Lelio.
Here is a close up of the pig:
About the Artist
Boetius Adams Bolswert, Flemish, (1580-1633). Boetius Bolswert (Bolswerth) was a Netherlandish artist and engraver. He was born in Bolsward, and was active in Haarlem, Amsterdam and Brussels, then in Antwerp after 1620.