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Velde, Jan van de, II; Uyttenbroeck, Moses van (after)
Tobias and the Angel with the Fish (No. 3 in a series of 4: “The Story of Tobias”) Tobias and the Angel with the Fish (No. 3 in a series of 4: “The Story of Tobias”)
Around 1620-30 Around 1620-30

Tobias’s journey provided artists with an opportunity to combine Biblical narrative with a rich and capricious landscape. Van Uyttenbroeck followed the landscape model of the prominent Flemish artist Paul Bril (1554–1626), which is characterized by expansive vistas, and situated his figures of Tobias and the angel in a vast invented landscape that recedes gradually into the distance. Van de Velde nonetheless interprets this scene differently, focusing on the figures, now accompanied by the faithful dog, and their immediate surroundings.

 
Velde, Jan van de, II; Uyttenbroeck, Moses van (after)
Rotterdam, Netherlands 1593-Enkuizen, Netherlands 1641; The Hague, Netherlands c. 1595-The Hague, Netherlands before 1647 Rotterdam, Netherlands 1593-Enkuizen, Netherlands 1641; The Hague, Netherlands c. 1595-The Hague, Netherlands before 1647
Tobias and the Angel with the Fish (No. 3 in a series of 4: “The Story of Tobias”) Tobias and the Angel with the Fish (No. 3 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
53-046.093

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