Dream of St. Joseph

by Isabella Childs December 31, 2020

man asleep

    This is an image of Saint Joseph dreaming, by Mengs.


    In the painting, St. Joseph sleeps while leaning on his right elbow, which rests on a wooden table. He holds a wooden walking stick between his legs with his left hand.


    Joseph has gray hair. He wears a blue tunic and a dark orange robe. An angel stands behind Joseph’s left shoulder. The angel is depicted as a young man with white skin and golden hair. He wears a white robe. The angel looks down at St. Joseph while pointing to his right side with his right hand.


    The background of the painting is light gray.

    Download this high-resolution image here.




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