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Velde, Jan van de, II
Tobias and the Angel at the Casa dei Crescenzi (No. 7 in a series of 60: “Sixty Landscapes”) Tobias and the Angel at the Casa dei Crescenzi (No. 7 in a series of 60: “Sixty Landscapes”)
1616 1616

For the setting of Tobias’s journey to Rages, Van de Velde placed an ancient Roman building beside a Dutch canal. Never having travelled to Italy, Van de Velde must have consulted a drawing by another artist to depict the Casa dei Crescenzi, an 11th-century palazzo. He also borrowed the figure group from Hendrick Goudt’s 1608 print after Adam Elsheimer’s painting The Small Tobias, with only minor changes. The local topographic elements are original however, reflecting Van de Velde’s specialty. His print was published as one of a large set of landscapes, by Claes Jansz. Visscher (1587–1652) in Amsterdam.

 
Velde, Jan van de, II
Rotterdam, Netherlands 1593-Enkuizen, Netherlands 1641 Rotterdam, Netherlands 1593-Enkuizen, Netherlands 1641
Tobias and the Angel at the Casa dei Crescenzi (No. 7 in a series of 60: “Sixty Landscapes”) Tobias and the Angel at the Casa dei Crescenzi (No. 7 in a series of 60: “Sixty Landscapes”)
1616 1616
Etching on paper, state 1 of 2 Etching on paper, state 1 of 2
overall: 12.1 cm x 18.8 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.089

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