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.
1690 - 1769
Saint Anthony of Padua with the Infant Christ
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
85.1 x 69 cm
Presented by F.D. Lycett Green, through The Art Fund, 1922
Location in Gallery