Description The iconography of the Nativity reflects the influence of the 14th- and 15th-century writers who embroidered the stories of the birth and Passion of Christ with many picturesque details. According to the mystical visions of St. Bridget of Sweden, when Joseph held a candle near the New-born, its light was obscured by the child's divine radiance. Joseph, holding his candle, is seen here seated on the right.
|5/21/1970||Examination||examined for condition|
|10/01/1987||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance Marcus Antocolsky, Paris, by purchase; Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, June 10, 1901; George Robinson Harding, London, 1901, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 15, 1901, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1901
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