REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn
(b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam)

Tobit is Healed by His Son

Oil on panel, 47 x 39 cm
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

Catalogue number: Bredius 502.

The story of the old Tobit and his son Tobias is represented several times in Rembrandt's paintings and drawings. The tenderness between father and son is remarkable in the scenes in which the young Tobias, following the instructions of the archangel Raphael, heals his father's blindness.

About 20 cm was cut off from the right side of the painting. The original composition can be seen in a copy now in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig.

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