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Goudt, Hendrik; Elsheimer, Adam (after)
The Small Tobias The Small Tobias
1608 1608

Goudt’s print after a small painting by Adam Elsheimer, now in Frankfurt, has endured as the single most significant work of art depicting a scene from Tobit. Painting and print show Tobias as a boy accompanied by the Archangel Raphael (disguised as the young man Azarius) and the dog. They walk through a typically Elsheimeresque landscape of lush forests and still lakes. Tobias shows grim determination in striding forward with the oversize fish under his arm, while the angel supports him as they ford the shallows, underscoring Tobias’s pious purpose, as does their strict profile presentation, filing past the viewer.

 
Goudt, Hendrik; Elsheimer, Adam (after)
The Hague, Netherlands c. 1583-Utrecht, Netherlands 1648; Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1578-Rome, Italy 1613 The Hague, Netherlands c. 1583-Utrecht, Netherlands 1648; Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1578-Rome, Italy 1613
The Small Tobias The Small Tobias
1608 1608
Engraving on paper, state 2 of 2 Engraving on paper, state 2 of 2
borderline: 11.4 cm x 17.9 cm; plate: 13.3 cm x 18.9 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.028

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