(b. 1616, Napoli, d. ca. 1656, Napoli)

The Death of St Joseph

c. 1640
Oil on canvas, 47 x 36 cm
Private collection

This painting was probably either a modello for a large-scale work that remains unidentified or more simply a small-scale picture destined for private devotion. The subject of the picture reflects a renewed interest in the iconography of t Joseph during the seventeenth century, when he became one of the favourite saints of popular devotion.