On the left, Saint Nicholas of Tolentino wears the black habit of the Augustinian Order and holds a lily and a book. Saint Anthony of Padua was one of the foremost Franciscan saints. Portuguese by birth, he spent his later years in Padua, where he is said to have had a vision of the Infant Christ when preaching on the Incarnation.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
The Madonna and Child with Saint Nicholas of Tolentino and Saint Anthony of Padua
Date made
about 1515
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
44.9 x 63.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3094
Location in Gallery