Saint Joseph

Italian
Renaissance
15th century
Attributed to Niccolò dell’Arca (Italian, active by 1462, died in Bologna 1494)


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Accession Number

58.719

Medium or Technique

Wood; Cherry

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Poplar. From a monumental Nativity group (Presepe). Much of the original polychromy recovered by Mr. Young on face and drapery covering half-kneeling figure and falling to simple base. Arms crossed, downcast painted eyes, hood pushed from bald head, curled hair.

Provenance

1958, Francesco Romano, Florence; 1958, sold by Romano to the MFA for $10,000.00. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Georg Swarzenski Memorial Fund