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St Anthony’s apparition

Unknown authorearly 18th century

Lithuanian Art Fund

Lithuanian Art Fund
Vilnius, Lithuania

St Anthony (1195–1231) is a saint and a famous preacher and missionary. He was born into a rich and noble family in Lisbon. His life was shrouded in legends and miracles. He is usually depicted with the Infant Jesus, who, according to the legend, appeared before the praying Anthony. Another theme refers to the miracle where the saint proved the existence of Jesus in the Holy Sacrament to a non-believer. He showed that the donkey which had not been fed for three days first dropped on his forelegs before the Holy Sacrament that was shown to it.

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  • Title: St Anthony’s apparition
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: early 18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 89 cm x 67 cm
  • Provenance: Kaunas District, Margininkai Church
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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