"Anne L. Williams offers a welcome addition to the scholarship concerning late medieval and early modern hagiographical imagery. Well organized, well illustrated, and thoroughly researched, her multi-disciplinary approach marries art history, literary studies, and religious studies to bring new and compelling insights both to extant iconography of Saint Joseph and to lay and clerical attitudes toward his cult in the period(s) she studies."
- Betsy Chunko-Dominguez, Savannah College of Art and Design, Speculum 96/3 (July 2021)
"Focusing on the artistic deployment of humour, satire and mockery, this magisterial interdisciplinary study offers innovative readings of Joseph of Nazareth in European late medieval and early modern visual culture = required reading for anyone interested in the dynamic, expanding image of St. Joseph, arguably one of the most important fathers in European culture."
- Dr. Catherine Harding, Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Art, University of Victoria