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Bolswert, Boetius Adams (after Abraham Bloemaert)
Landscape with Tobias and the Angel (No. 3 from a series of 4: “Four Large Rural Views”) Landscape with Tobias and the Angel (No. 3 from a series of 4: “Four Large Rural Views”)
around 1612/14 around 1612/14

A history painter, Bloemaert applied landscape in its traditional role as a backdrop for biblical narratives of journeys, here of the Tobias and the Angel from the Apocryphal book of Tobit. An imaginative concoction in his mannerist style, it nonetheless features local and contemporary rural architecture, similar to that in the drawings of his Haarlem counterpart Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1616/17).

 
Bolswert, Boetius Adams (after Abraham Bloemaert)
Bolsward, Netherlands 1580–Antwerp, Belgium 1633 Bolsward, Netherlands 1580–Antwerp, Belgium 1633
Landscape with Tobias and the Angel (No. 3 from a series of 4: “Four Large Rural Views”) Landscape with Tobias and the Angel (No. 3 from a series of 4: “Four Large Rural Views”)
around 1612/14 around 1612/14
Engraving on paper, state 1 of 1 Engraving on paper, state 1 of 1
overall: 20 cm x 25.8 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.004

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