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Plaquette - St Joseph with the Christ child

St Joseph with the Christ child

  • Object:

    Plaquette

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    brass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

  • Museum number:

    A.37-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaquette, probably made in Spain in about 1600, represents St. Joseph shown in his carpenter's shop with the Christ child. Through an archway in the background an angel is seen appearing to the Virgin as she works at her loom.

Physical description

Brass plaquette depicting St. Joseph with the child Christ. St. Joseph is shown in his carpenter's shop with the Christ child. Through an archway in the background an angel is seen appearing to the Virgin as she works at her loom.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

brass

Dimensions

Height: 102 mm, Width: 72 mm

Descriptive line

Brass plaquette depicting St. Joseph with the child Christ, Spain, ca. 1600

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cf. Bange, E. F. ed. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der christlichen Epoche. Dritte Auflage. Zweiter Band. Die Italienischen Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock. Zweiter Teil: Reliefs und Plaketten. Berlin und Leipzig, 1922. no. 1059.
Cf. Braun, E. W. Archiv für Medaillen- und Plakettenkunde. III, 1921. no. 7.
Cf. Costilla, Manuel Aullo. Ensayo de un Catálogo de Plaquetas o Bronces Religiosos Españoles. Arte Español. XVI, 1946-7. pl. I:6.
Cf. Weber, Ingrid. Deutsche, Niederländische und Französische Renaissanceplaketten. Herstellung: F. Bruckmann KG, München, 1975. pl. 295. no. 1038, 2.

Materials

Brass

Subjects depicted

Looms; Angels

Categories

Christianity; Sculpture; Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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