St. Anthony of Padua and the Christ Child

Possibly early 19th century
Tempera and oil on wood
Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

The label at the Mission says that the painting "likely arrived here in the mid to late 1800's" and is probably of South Italian origin.

Characteristics and attributes of the saint include the broad tonsure, the beardless face, the lily stalk, the Franciscan habit, the open book, and standing on the book a figure that the label calls the Christ "Child" but that has a distinctly adult physique.

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Photographed at the Mission by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.