Die Muttergottes erscheint dem hl. Antonius
Alonso Cano (1601-1667)

Die Muttergottes erscheint dem hl. Antonius,

1645/52
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
161 x 111,3 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
993
Acquisition
1815 durch König Max I. Joseph aus dem Nachlass der Joséphine Beauharnais erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Alonso Cano, Die Muttergottes erscheint dem hl. Antonius, 1645/52, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/QrLW3DwLNO (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
The Franciscan monk and later saint Anthony of Padua, who originally came from Portugal, was also revered in Spain. The subject depicted here is based on a legend in which the Christ Child is said to have appeared to the saint in the house of an ordinary citizen, whereupon Anthony took him in his arms. In Cano’s painting Anthony sees the Virgin Mary who has already placed the child in his arms. Like Velázquez, Cano also trained in Seville in the workshop of Francisco Pacheco; he later worked for a period in Madrid, Granada and Malaga.