The temptation of Christ
- oil on canvas
- 75.5 × 55.0 cm
- inscribed in brown paint l.c.l.: Ary Scheffer / 1854
- Accession Number
- International Painting
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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- Gallery location
- 19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Collection of John Farnworth (d. c. 1869), Woolton, near Liverpool, by c. 1869; Estate of John Farnworth, until 1874; included in Farnworth sale, Christie's, London, 19 May 1874, no. 69; from where purchased by Agnew's (dealer), London, 1874, stock no. 8742; sold to E. M. Buxton, 6 June 1874; collection of E. M. Buxton, 1874–79; re-purchased by Agnew's, London, 7 June 1879, stock no 1176; sold to J. D. Perrins, 7 June 1879; his collection, until 1883; by whom sold to Agnew’s, London, 20 April 1883, stock no. 2734; sold to William Graham (1817–85), Glasgow, 4 May 1883; his collection, until 1885; included in William Graham sale, Christie's, London, 2–10 April 1886 (sold 2 April), no. 83; from where purchased, by Alfred Taddy Thompson, for the NGV, 1886.
 See n1 above, p. 294-95
 See Agnew’s Picture Stockbook 1879–85, NGA27/1/1/6, pp. 218-19, Thomas Agnew & Sons archive, National Gallery Research Centre, London, accessed https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/research/research-centre/agnews-stock-books/reference-nga27116-1879-85. Annotation reads 1882, however this appears to be a mistake.