S. Antonius de Padua.
Mezzotint, very scarce with small margins. Plate 526 x 394mm (20¾ x 15½"). Some creasing.
Impressive large mezzotint of St. Anthony of Padua with elliptic gloriole sitting to the left, worshipping the child Jesus in his glory gliding in the clouds. His hands resting on an open book, from which a long blossom branch projects. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231), the Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, who was patron of animals.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 28372] £360.00