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Velde, Jan van de, II (after Moses van Uyttenbroeck)
Tobit Blessing Tobias No. 1 in a series of 4: The Story of Tobias
around 1620-30

Of the three prints in this series that Van de Velde produced after counterpart prints in Van Uyttenbroeck’s series, this one departs furthest from its model. The orientation is reversed, the house is reduced to a strip at the edge, and the handsome frieze-like row of figures is abandoned in favour of a pyramidal arrangement. The angel receives large sweeping wings, and the figures’ poses are dramatized, with Tobias kneeling to receive his father’s blessing, instead of simply standing beside him to take his leave.

 
Velde, Jan van de, II (after Moses van Uyttenbroeck)
Rotterdam, Netherlands around 1593–Enkuizen, Netherlands 1641
Tobit Blessing Tobias No. 1 in a series of 4: The Story of Tobias
around 1620-30
Etching on paper, state 1 of 2
overall: 16.8 cm x 20.3 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.091

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