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Saint Anthony of Padua with the Infant Christ
Giuseppe Bazzani

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 Giuseppe Bazzani
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 Not on display
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