The Holy Family with Joseph cutting wood


  • Title

    The Holy Family with Joseph cutting wood

  • Artist/maker

    Nicolaes Maes (1634 - 1693)
    after Rembrandt (1606 - 1669)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    1646 - 1650
  • Material and technique

    red chalk, with blue chalk and brown and red wash, on vellum, laid down on washed mount

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 22.8 x 27.9 cm max. (height x width)
    mounting sheet 28 x 32.7 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Sir Karl Parker, 1986.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Baarsen, Reinier, Ornament as Art in the Age of Rembrandt (Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2018), no. 44, illus. p. 117 fig. 146

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