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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1650 - 1670|
|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.|
|Production Period:||17th century|
|Medium:||Oil on canvas|