Circa 18th cent., Spanish Colonial (Mexico) oil on canvas depicting San Antonio de Padua. St. Anthony is portrayed before an altar holding the Christ child, who gestures in benediction with one hand with a stem of lilies behind and holds the orb signifying him as king of the world in his other hand. A wigged donor peers in and gestures for the viewer to behold the scene, within parcel gilt wood frame, no signature apparent, canvas is 40.25 x 28.25 in., frame is 46.25 x 34.25 in.
Condition: frame in overall good condition with wear and chips to surface and larger losses at two corners; canvas mounted on strainer, one quarter inch tear in canvas at center, two canvas repairs apparent from patches on reverse of canvas, one just below the center hairline of San Antonio and one underneath the raised arm of Christ child, 3/4 inch abrasion to the right of San Antonio's head; possible repair of surface paint around the left hand of the donor.
Provenance: label on reverse of frame "Art Care Framemakers Conservators, Palm Springs, CA