Gorgeous image of St. Anthony (we think it’s him).18th or 19th century or earlier; all handmade, handwoven canvas, hand cut stretchers. Artist unknown. The style of early California Spanish/Mexican religious icon art that hung in churches. 12″x 16″ image, with frame 16″ x 20″.
Anthony of Padua, O.F.M. (born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231), also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. Though he died in Padua, Italy, he was born and raised in a wealthy family in Lisbon. Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching and expert knowledge of scripture, he was the second-fastest canonized saint (after St. Peter of Verona) and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946. He is also the patron saint of finding things or lost people.