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Mary and Joseph kneel before the baby Jesus, who sleeps wrapped in a woven basket of sticks and straw. Joseph, the elderly carpenter, touches his rough fingers together in prayer. He holds a stick like those from which the basket is made, and two knives in a sheath lie in his lap. Mary presses her hands over her heart.
The National Gallery, London
Oil on canvas
H 95.3 x W 118 cm
Presented by Sir Henry Howorth through The Art Fund, in memory of Lady Howorth, 1922