St. Anthony of Padua
ca. 1775
9.25" x 7"
Framed: 11" x 8.75"
Textile, Watercolor portrait on parchment surrounded by gold and silk threads in appliqué technique
Region: Italy
Saint Anthony of Padua (born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 1195 – 13 June 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. He is also the patron saint of finding things or lost people.