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Oil Painting - Vision of St Anthony of Padua

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1974P24
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1650 - 1670

Maker Information

Artist:Batolome Esteban Murillo - View biography for Batolome Esteban Murillo


St Anthony was a Franciscan monk, according to legend, he saw a vision of the Christ Child whilst working in his room. Also known as 'St Anthony of Padua and the Christ Child', this was a popular theme during the Counter-Reformation which initiated the cult of the infant Christ.

Presented by H M Treasury in lieu of tax, 1974.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas
Material(s):Oil paint


Height:2098 mm
Width:1445 mm