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Fabritius, Barent
Tobit and Anna with the Kid Tobit and Anna with the Kid
1667 1667

As described in the apocryphal Book of Tobit (2:11–14), the blind Tobit lives an impoverished life with Anna, his wife. Anna works on a loom to earn money for the couple, and one day, she is handsomely rewarded for her work with a goat. Tobit, shocked by the animal’s appearance, insists that Anna has stolen it, and he demands that she return it to its owners. Anna defends her integrity with brazen confidence: left hand perched on her hip, she enumerates the reasons for her innocence to her contrite husband.

 
Fabritius, Barent
Midden-Beemster, Netherlands 1624–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1673 Midden-Beemster, Netherlands 1624–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1673
Tobit and Anna with the Kid Tobit and Anna with the Kid
1667 1667
Oil on canvas Oil on canvas
overall: 43.5 cm x 56.5 cm
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2012 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2012
55-013.05

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