Saint Anthony of Padua

Artist: Maso di Banco (Italian, Florence, active 1320–46)

Medium: Tempera on wood, gold ground

Dimensions: Arched top, 29 1/4 x 16 in. (74.3 x 40.6 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Maitland F. Griggs Collection, Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, 1943

Accession Number: 43.98.13


Maso di Banco was Giotto’s greatest pupil, and this representation of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195–1231)—an early follower of Saint Francis—has the weight and gravity that are characteristic of his work. Painted about 1340, it is the right-hand panel of an altarpiece painted for a Franciscan church. The central panel of the Madonna and Child is in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.
See for a reconstruction of the altarpiece.