Seville Cathedral: The Vision of St. Anthony of Padua – A Painting by Murillo

The Vision of St. Anthony of Padua - A Painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo in the Baptistery Chapel

The Vision of St. Anthony of Padua – A painting by Murillo on the altarpiece of the Baptistery Chapel

The Vision of Saint Anthony of Padua – A Painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
As you can see from the image, a finely carved altarpiece encloses two exquisite paintings, both by the famous Spanish painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. The large painting depicts St.Antony of Padua’s vision of Infant Jesus, painted in 1654. The smaller one above depicts the Baptism of Christ, painted in 1668.

An interesting story is associated with St. Antony’s vision painting. An art thief cut-out the piece containing St. Anthony and sold it to an art dealer in New York. The Spanish Ambassador to the US recovered it and transported it back to Spain. A well-known painter Salvador Martínez Cubells later restored to its current form.

The altarpiece is in the Capilla de Bautisterio (Baptistery Chapel) and was made by Barnado Simon de Pineda in 1668. Situated on the north side of Seville Cathedral, the Capilla de Bautisterio (also known as St. Anthony’s Chapel) is one of the 80 chapels inside the Seville Cathedral.

Related Pages
Seville Cathedral: An awe-inspiring architectural marvel
La Giralda: A harmonious blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles
Sala Capitular – The Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral
Sacristía Mayor – The Main Sacristy of the Seville Cathedral

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