Isaac van oosten
Antwerp 1613 – 1661 Antwerp
The devil sowing tares among the wheat
Oil on panel : 46,8 X 64,0 cm
Frame : 67,5 X 83,5 cm
At the centre of the composition one farmer is at work, while the others are asleep. It is only upon closer inspection that one sees that it is the devil himself with naked claw feet, a large tail and horns sticking through his cap. He is sowing weeds in the recently sown cornfield.