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Maker Once Known; Vos, Maerten de (after)
Tobit Accusing Anna of Stealing the Kid No. 3 in a series of 6: The Story of Tobias Tobit Accusing Anna of Stealing the Kid No. 3 in a series of 6: The Story of Tobias
n.d. n.d.

Marten de Vos was a prolific Flemish draughtsman who created hundreds of designs for engravings. His designs were popular throughout Europe and many printmakers produced impressions after his works that were tailored to reflect regional markets. This print likely dates from around 1600 and was made for a French audience. It is cruder in design than the set of prints attributed to Hieronymus Wierix made after Marten de Vos’s compositions illustrating the Book of Tobit. Noticeably, the orientation of this reproductive image is the reverse of that of other prints made after De Vos’s designs. Moreover, unlike the author of the aforementioned series, the artist who engraved this print opted not to include a depiction of Anna diligently weaving yarn near centre, and fewer objects occupy the shelving unit at the back of the room. In the current print, Tobit’s eyes are open and Anna does not appear particularly repulsed by her husband’s accusation, betraying the artist’s knowledge of the biblical account.

Maker Once Known; Vos, Maerten de (after)
Antwerp, Belgium 1532-Antwerp, Belgium 1603 Antwerp, Belgium 1532-Antwerp, Belgium 1603
Tobit Accusing Anna of Stealing the Kid No. 3 in a series of 6: The Story of Tobias Tobit Accusing Anna of Stealing the Kid No. 3 in a series of 6: The Story of Tobias
n.d. n.d.
Engraving, state 1 of 1 Engraving, state 1 of 1
overall: 13.7 cm x 18.4 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.048

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