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Braun, Augustin
Tobias Healing his Father’s Blindness; No. 6 in a series of 6: The Story of Tobit Tobias Healing his Father’s Blindness; No. 6 in a series of 6: The Story of Tobit
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In the final plate of the series, Tobias returns home to the delight of his parents. Anna is the first to greet Tobias, while Tobit trails closely behind. On their journey from Ecbatana to Nineveh, Raphael explains to his companion how to heal Tobit’s blindness by applying the gall of the fish to the latter’s eyes. The operation serves as the primary subject of the present engraving. Tobias gently touches his father’s face with his right hand, while Anna and the angel keep a close eye on the procedure. Tobit crosses his hands, ready to accept the outcome of his son’s treatment. At the right edge of the scene, a woman, likely Sarah, attends to a bowl while glancing at the operation. Beyond the primary event, Tobias and his family witness another miracle. After fulfilling his mission, Azarias reveals to the family that he is a divine messenger—the Archangel Raphael—sent to earth by God and flies away. Shocked at first, Tobit and his kindred rejoice at the wonderful works of the Lord.

 
Braun, Augustin
Cologne, Germany c. 1570-Cologne, Germany 1639 Cologne, Germany c. 1570-Cologne, Germany 1639
Tobias Healing his Father’s Blindness; No. 6 in a series of 6: The Story of Tobit Tobias Healing his Father’s Blindness; No. 6 in a series of 6: The Story of Tobit
n. d. n. d.
Engraving and etching, state 1 of 1 Engraving and etching, state 1 of 1
overall: 21 cm x 26 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.011

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