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Georges de La Tour, Joseph the Carpenter, c. 1645, oil on canvas, 130 x 100 cm, Museé du Louvre, Paris
Joseph was the husband of the Virgin Mary and the adoptive father of Jesus Christ. He was a carpenter, and was selected from a group of Mary's suitors when he said a prayer and his staff began to flower.
While not depicted here, a flowering staff is a common attribute of Joseph.