A Trespass of Swine

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Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

St. Anthony

Poets and artists who have considered St. Anthony Abbot, patron saint of swineherds.

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The Annunciation with Virgin Mary, St. Anne, Gabriel, and St. Antoine Abbot – Anonymous, Flemish Schools of the North, 15th century (c. 1490 – 1500).

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Giovanni Battista, Italy, (c. 1459-1517/18) – Three Saints: Roch, Anthony Abbot, and Lucy, (c. 1513), oil on canvas, transferred from wood. Battista (aka: Cima da Conegliano) painted mostly quiet devotional scenes, often in landscape settings.

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Luca Bertelli, Italy, (fl c.1560-1594) – Temptation of St. Anthony, (c. 1550-1580), engraving. Bertelli was a member of a family of Italian typographers, engravers, publishers and print dealers.

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Michelino da Besozzo, Italy, (active 1388-1450) – The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine, St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony Abbot, (c. 1420), tempera on wood.

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Giovanni Pietro da Birago, Italy, (fl. c.1471/4-1513) – St Anthony Abbot battling with demons, [from the Sforza Hours, f.202v], (c. 1490), tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment. Birago was an illuminator and engraver, a leading Milanese illuminator, he was much favored by the ducal court.

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Boetius Adams Bolswert, Flemish, (1580-1633) – Sanctus Antoninus, (c. 1610-1612), engraving. Bolswert was a Netherlandish artist and engraver, active in Haarlem, Amsterdam, Brussels and Antwerp.

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Hieronymus Bosch, Dutch, (1450-1516) – Temptation of St. Anthony, (c. 1462-68 or c. 1500-25), oil on wood panel. Bosch is known for his enigmatic panels illustrating complex religious subjects with fantastic, often demonic imagery.

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Burnet Psalter , (c.1400-1450) – Saint Anthony, Folio 24r, Commemorations of the Saints, (c. 1400-1450), tempera colors, gold paint, silver paint, and ink on parchment.

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Jacques Callot, France, (1592-1635) – The Temptation of Saint Anthony, (1635), etching, and The Seven Deadly Sins [Gula or Gluttony], (1619), etching and engraving.

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Robert Campin, Dutch, (c. 1375-1444) – Madonna and Child with Saints in the Enclosed Garden, (c. 1440/1460), oil on wood panel. Campin’s works are characterized by a robust and highly developed realism and concern for the details of daily life.

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.