"This important polychrome and golden wood carving that represents Saint Anthony of Padua, dates back to 1500 and from 1982, it has been attributed to the Gothic sculptor Alejo de Vahía, who was probably of Nordic origin.
The sculptor set up his studio in Spain, where he carried out his artistic activity for an uncertain period, between 1475 and 1515. He did not sign his work and his personality has been reconstructed from the well-defined style. There is no doubt that he is the sculptor with the production that was most well-known by everyone who worked in Castile at the end of the 15th century, but although his determination to repeat designs and models makes it easier to recognise his works, it is harder to analyse his stylistic evolution."


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