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St. Joseph
  • Giovanni Martini
    circa 1470–1535
    active: Italy
  • St. Joseph, 1501
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 110.5 x 64.8 cm
    Canvas/Support: 43 1/2 x 25 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Hugo Emmerich in memory of Dr. Hugo Emmerich
  • Not on display
  • 1962.0001

Three quarter portrait of a man in red and saffron robes (identified as Saint Joseph). He is holding his robe and a flowering plant in his proper left hand. He has raised his proper right hand, fingers extended. His face is in near profile, facing to the right. He has a halo. He has a beard and shoulder length hair. In the background is a wall and blue sky. Pendant to Madonna and Child 1975.0010 and Saint Anthony of Padua 1957.0103.