Thursday, 16 April 2015

St Joseph and the Christ Child by an Unknown Artist



This painting dates from 1670-1730 but the artist is unknown.   The original painting can be seen in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

The artist is thought to be from Peru.  The Child is carrying a basket of carpenter's tools.  St Joseph is carrying a branch of lilies.

I think that the robes are just fabulous and I love the chubby little feet in the red sandals.

1 comment:

  1. Carole, I love this painting at first sight! The robes are so beautiful and add to the devotional aspect. Thanks for finding and posting it.

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