The Carpenter

Figure descriptions
Joseph the carpenter and his son, Christ, work in the outdoors. Joseph uses a planer on a large wooden beam. Wood shavings fall to the ground around him. In the foreground, a young Christ uses a saw to cut into a plank of wood. A bird sits on his shoulder. Christ’s head is contained within a circle, which is suggestive of a halo. Joseph’s tool bag lies on the ground. Tools and materials are scattered around the scene: they lean on trees and walls, and hang from hooks. There is a stone wall and buildings in the background, and hills in the distance. Full-page illustration contained within a single-ruled border. The top edge of the frame is curved.