LASTMAN, Pieter Pietersz.
(b. 1583, Amsterdam, d. 1633, Amsterdam)

The Angel Raphael Takes Leave of Old Tobit and his Son Tobias

Oil on panel, 62 x 93 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Lastman placed the biblical scene within his own time through the objects used in the still-life in the foreground. The silver pitcher in the very elaborate and organic auricular style is by the Dutch silversmith Adam van Vianen. He was commissioned to make the piece by the Silversmiths' Guild in Amsterdam.

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