The Angel Visiting Joseph in a Dream.
 La Tour, Georges du Mesnil de, 1593-1652

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Title:The Angel Visiting Joseph in a Dream
Notes:Fourth Sunday in Advent, Year A: This image depicts the theophany of Joseph, when an angel appears to Joseph in a dream, telling him of the virgin birth. This image reflects the lectionary text from Matthew.

From The Yorck Project.
Artist:La Tour, Georges du Mesnil de, 1593-1652
Building:Musée d'Arts de Nantes

Scripture:Matthew 1:18-25
Person as Subject:Joseph, the husband of Mary (Biblical figure)
Angel (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AAdvt04
General Subject:Angels
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France
ICONCLASS Number:73B62

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Attribution:La Tour, Georges du Mesnil de, 1593-1652. The Angel Visiting Joseph in a Dream, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 16, 2024]. Original source:
Record Number:46742 Last Updated: 2021-02-25 08:41:25 Record Created: 2006-08-15 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition