This painting is part of the group: Four Saints for Palazzo Barberini

Saint Anthony reads a book and holds his tau-shaped cross; Saint Francis crosses his hands before him, showing his stigmata, and looks heavenwards.

This work, and its companion picture 'Saints Andrew and Thomas' by Bernini, are both recorded in a 1692 inventory of the Barberini collection, Rome.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1599/1600 - 1661
Full title
Saints Anthony Abbot and Francis of Assisi
Group
Date made
before 1627
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
61 x 78 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Messrs P. and D. Colnaghi, 1967
Inventory number
NG6382
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Four Saints for Palazzo Barberini

Painting
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
before 1627
Gian Lorenzo Bernini: 'Saints Andrew and Thomas'