St. Anthony with the Christ Child

  • Arroyo Hondo Painter, St. Anthony with the Christ Child, ca. 1825-1840, paint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.97

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St. Anthony was a member of the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church known for his aggressive attacks on heresies. During the Renaissance, however, a cult of devotion developed around the saint, and many artists offered a gentler, more sentimental image by presenting him as a protector of the infant Jesus. (Ron Tyler, ed., Posada’s Mexico, 1979)

Title
St. Anthony with the Christ Child
Artists
Date
ca. 1825-1840
On View
Dimensions
13 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (35.3 x 25.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – saint – St. Anthony
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
Object Number
1986.65.97
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