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Velde, Jan van de, II; Uyttenbroeck, Moses van (after)
The Angel Departing from Tobias and his Family (No. 4 in a series of 4: “The Story of Tobias”) The Angel Departing from Tobias and his Family (No. 4 in a series of 4: “The Story of Tobias”)
Around 1620-30 Around 1620-30

Setting aside the intimate and still scene of Tobias healing his father in Van Uyttenbroeck’s original series, Van de Velde opted instead for powerful drama in conjuring the Archangel Raphael’s departure, his ascent into the clouds after revealing his identity to Tobit and Tobias. The artist’s choice is consistent with his transformations of the model elsewhere in the series, and this more forceful aesthetic may have been sought by the publisher Claes Cornelisz. Visscher, who tended to moral didacticism in imagery.

 
Velde, Jan van de, II; Uyttenbroeck, Moses van (after)
Rotterdam, Netherlands around 1593–Enkuizen, Netherlands 1641 Rotterdam, Netherlands around 1593–Enkuizen, Netherlands 1641
The Angel Departing from Tobias and his Family (No. 4 in a series of 4: “The Story of Tobias”) The Angel Departing from Tobias and his Family (No. 4 in a series of 4: “The Story of Tobias”)
Around 1620-30 Around 1620-30
Etching on paper, state 1 of 2 Etching on paper, state 1 of 2
overall: 16.8 cm x 20.3 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.094

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