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Frisius, Simon; Lastman, Pieter (after)
Tobias and the Angel in a Landscape Tobias and the Angel in a Landscape
n.d. n.d.

In a curious extension of the earlier Flemish tradition, the Frisian calligrapher and printmaker Simon Frisius inserts his own figures of Tobias, the Angel and the dog into a landscape drawn by Pieter Lastman, instead of a panoramic and synthetic “World Landscape” in the mould of Pieter Bruegel (around 1525–1569). Frisius was working from one of a number of drawings that Lastman brought back with him from Italy. It is now lost, but is reproduced in various engravings and etchings. This excellent impression of Frisius’s etching demonstrates the elegant interpretation that he (also a prominent teacher of calligraphy) gave to Lastman’s sturdy forms.

 
Frisius, Simon; Lastman, Pieter (after)
Harlingen, Netherlands 1580-The Hague, Netherlands 1629; Amsterdam, Netherlands 1583–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1633 Harlingen, Netherlands 1580-The Hague, Netherlands 1629; Amsterdam, Netherlands 1583–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1633
Tobias and the Angel in a Landscape Tobias and the Angel in a Landscape
n.d. n.d.
Etching, state 1 of 1 Etching, state 1 of 1
overall: 21.3 cm x 15.9 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.027

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