San Antonio de Padua
ca. 1775
33" x 22"
Framed: 39.5" x 28.5"
Painting, oil on canvas
Region: Mexico
Saint Anthony of Padua (born Fernando Martins de Bulhoes; 1195-1231), also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching and expert knowledge of scripture, he was the second-most-quickly canonized saint after Peter of Verona. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1945, He is also the patron saint of finding things or lost people. He is the partron saint of animals, harvest, horses, mariners, travelers, lost things and people , and is the Paton Saint of Brazil. He is typically depicted with a book, a lily, and the Infant Jesus, as here, and often with bread fish, and a flaming heart, as well.

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