Saint Anthony of Padua  1580

by El Greco

The pyramidal composition and the monumental character of the figure are similar to those of Saint Benedict (P-817), also in the Prado. An exceptional depiction of this saint from Lisbon holding a spray of white lilies in his right hand. In his left hand is a book with a small image of the Christ Child, a later addition that adapts this painting to the most common iconogra...
104 x 79 cm (40.9 x 31.1 in)
Oil on Canvas
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