Saint Anthony of Padua (?) distributing Bread

Oil on copper | 80 x 114.3cm | probably 1662

Willem van Herp the Elder

This picture is small, but it contains a lot of action. Franciscan friars (members of the religious order founded by Saint Francis) in brown robes hand out bread to the poor, an activity that was typical for them. The figure with the subtle halo most...
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