Don Narciso Padilla and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo at Age Four
Don Narciso Padilla and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo at Age Four is a work by Antonio Malantic in oil on canvas. Approximately 77 x 61 centimeter in diameter, it was painted in 1859 and is part of the Leandro V. Locsin Collection.
This painting shows Narciso Padilla - a lawyer, merchant, ship-owner and regidor of the Royal Audencia, standing beside his four-year old grandson Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.
Malantic’s miniaturistic finesse gives the portrait an elegant polish. The honest facial features have also made this composition one of the finest examples of portraiture in the Philippines.
- CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed.. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.