User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

St. Joseph as Carpenter

Start collecting

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, Massachusetts; acquired January 1987

Credit Line

Gift of Maida and George Abrams

undated

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

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings