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Maker Once Known; Vos, Maerten de (after)
Tobit burying the Dead No. 7 in a series of 7: The Seven Acts of Mercy Tobit burying the Dead No. 7 in a series of 7: The Seven Acts of Mercy
Around 1580 Around 1580

In addition to paintings, the Antwerp artist Marten de Vos produced numerous designs for engravings, many of them moralizing or religious in character, in line with the ideals of the Counter Reformation. De Vos included his scene of Tobit burying those killed by the Assyrians in a series of the Seven Acts of Mercy, a popular theme drawn from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount.

 
Maker Once Known; Vos, Maerten de (after)
Antwerp, Belgium 1532-Antwerp, Belgium 1603 Antwerp, Belgium 1532-Antwerp, Belgium 1603
Tobit burying the Dead No. 7 in a series of 7: The Seven Acts of Mercy Tobit burying the Dead No. 7 in a series of 7: The Seven Acts of Mercy
Around 1580 Around 1580
Engraving, state 1 of 2 Engraving, state 1 of 2
overall: 22 cm x 24.7 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2010
53-046.097

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