Satan Tempting Christ
(Asheville, North Carolina, 1887 – 1974, Weston, Connecticut)
60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
North America, America
Medium and Support:
Oil on raw linen
Not on view.
A pair with 2021.20.01, Satan Tempting Christ is based on Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13, and Luke 4:1-13 in which Christ, fasting for 40 days in the wilderness is tempted three times by Satan. Satan is on the right, faceless and inhuman. The three diminutive puppet-like figures at the top left represent the three temptations with which Satan enticed Christ.
This painting, along with 2021.20.01 were created just after the end of World War I, when Daugherty became deeply interested in portraying biblical subjects.