28.5 x 26 cm., Pen and Ink on Paper. Illustration of a page of Matthew. In the background is the three wisemen.
St. Matthew Chapter I; 15-And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16-And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.; 17-So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.; 18-Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise; When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.; Here is the missing name.; But there are only thirteen names in this third division.; Jesus had no human father; He was "conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary.