young man kneeling at a riverbank, grasping a large fish; the man is looking behind him to an angel in the R side of image, who is pointing in an instructive manner and holding a purse; dog at far R, city in background at L

Tobias Catches the Fish, From the Story of Tobit, Plate 5, c. 1543

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The Book of Tobit was the reassuring biblical story of divine intercession and the rewards of faith. After blind Tobit prays for his son Tobias’s safe journey, God sends the archangel Raphael as his companion, in disguise (his wings are only for our benefit). Here Raphael tells Tobias that if he kills the giant fish, the fish gall can miraculously restore Tobit’s sight.

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Title
Tobias Catches the Fish, From the Story of Tobit, Plate 5
Artist Life
active c. 1500–1550
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.93.141
Provenance
John E. Andrus III, Wayzata, Minn.; by descent to his daughters, Elizabeth, Katie, and Julie; gave to MIA, 2015. Earlier provenances have been gathered, but further research will increase our knowledge of their histories.
Catalogue Raisonne
Hollstein 30; Bartsch 17 ii (vol. 8, p. 325); Landau 16 ii (with "eisch" corrected to "fisch")
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young man kneeling at a riverbank, grasping a large fish; the man is looking behind him to an angel in the R side of image, who is pointing in an instructive manner and holding a purse; dog at far R, city in background at L