French School - Saint Joseph and Baby Jesus - 18th Century

French School - Saint Joseph and Baby Jesus - 18th Century-Winckelmann Gallery

18th century oil on canvas painting representing Saint Joseph holding a flowering lily rod and the baby Jesus in his arms. The Saint’s tender gaze towards Jesus and that of Jesus towards his father are endearing, and the detail of the Joseph’s hands is remarkable. A high-quality work by an unknown painter, it has been relined in the past and will need minimal restoration to regain its original splendor.

 

Artist: Unknown (unsigned).

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Condition: Good condition.

Dimensions: 65 x 54 cm. / 25 ½ x 21 ¼ in.

Frame: 73 x 62.5 cm. / 28 ¾ x 24 ½ in. Gilt wood and stucco, 18th or 19th century, requires restoration.

Origin: France.