St. Joseph as Carpenter

undated
Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631)


Dimensions

Sheet: 20.5 x 17.8 cm (8 1/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

1986.921

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over graphite (or black chalk?), with touches of gray and white gouache on tan antique laid paper, incised for transfer

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Engraved book plate “Milford” adhered to the back of the sheet on which the drawing is laid down.

Inscription

Inscribed in brown ink in an old hand on the verso at the upper left of the sheet on which the drawing is laid down: Giacomo Geyn,/nato in utrecht l'anno 1565; /mori in sta di 50 anni.- Inscribed in pencil on verso of sheet on which the drawing is laid down: 10 (lower left); "no. 143." (upper right)

Provenance

Maida and George Abrams, Newton, MA; 1986, their gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of Maida and George Abrams