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Tobias and the angel

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Hendrick Goudt (Dutch, The Hague 1583–1648 Utrecht)
Artist:
After Adam Elsheimer (German, Frankfurt 1578–1610 Rome)
Date:
1644–52
Medium:
Etching; third state of three
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 in. × 7 1/4 in. (12.7 × 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.17-373
Not on view
The Small Tobias; Tobias holding a fish and a stout walking stick, accompanied by the Archangel Raphael holding his arm, crossing a river on stepping stones from right to left; a copy in reverse after Goudt who engraved after Elsheimer.
Inscription: Lettered in margin below left: ' AElsheimer'/'pinxit'/ and at right: 'W. Hollar'/'fecit'.
With two lines of Latin text, each two lines: 'Incolumis Raphaele viam...'
Pennington 75 iii/iii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1197 III/III
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982, cat. no. 75 iii/iii.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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