Saint Anthony (1195 - 1231) was Portuguese by birth, but spent his later years in Padua. He is said to have had a vision of the Infant Christ when preaching on the Incarnation (the belief that Christ became man).

The painting seems to be a comparatively late work by Bazzani.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1690 - 1769
Full title
Saint Anthony of Padua with the Infant Christ
Date made
probably 1740-50
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
85.1 x 69 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by F.D. Lycett Green, through The Art Fund, 1922
Inventory number
NG3663
Location in Gallery