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Uyttenbroeck, Moses van
Tobias and the Angel Continue Their Journey (The Hondius Edition); No. 3 in a series of 4: The Story of Tobias Tobias and the Angel Continue Their Journey (The Hondius Edition); No. 3 in a series of 4: The Story of Tobias
1646 1646

The current image is a reproductive print made after Moses van Uyttenbroeck’s etching, Tobias and the Angel Continuing Their Journey—the third plate in a series of four works dedicated to the apocryphal Book of Tobit. The youthful angel stops Tobias in his path by placing his right hand against the latter’s left arm. Raphael is in the midst of explaining to his companion the motive for capturing the fish that Tobias carries by his side. As recounted in the Book of Tobit (6: 6–8), The heart and liver of the fish will prove useful in driving away the spirit that has plagued Sarah—Tobias’s soon to be wife—in her previous attempts at marital relationships. This particular moment in the biblical narrative offered visual artists the opportunity to set the protagonists against a broad landscape. Here, Van Uyttenbroeck situates his figures in a vast landscape—conceived in the manner of the Flemish artist Paul Bril (1554–1626)—that recedes gradually into the distance.

 
Uyttenbroeck, Moses van
The Hague, Netherlands 1600-The Hague, Netherlands 1646 The Hague, Netherlands 1600-The Hague, Netherlands 1646
Tobias and the Angel Continue Their Journey (The Hondius Edition); No. 3 in a series of 4: The Story of Tobias Tobias and the Angel Continue Their Journey (The Hondius Edition); No. 3 in a series of 4: The Story of Tobias
1646 1646
Etching on paper, state 3 of 4 Etching on paper, state 3 of 4
overall: 12.8 cm x 18.3 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.087

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