Landscape with Tobias and the Angel

Tobias Tobias was sent to a distant city by his blind father Tobit to collect a debt. While carrying out his errand he was escorted by the Archangel Raphael. A fish tried to devour him in the river Tigris, but the angel told the boy to remove its heart, liver and gall, which would later be used to restore his father's eyesight. Book of Tobit 6: 1-4.

The picture is perhaps a late work.

Key facts

Artist dates
1615 - 1673
Full title
Landscape with Tobias and the Angel
Date made
probably 1660-73
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
147.4 x 224 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1959
Inventory number
Location in Gallery