Tobias and the Angel (large plate)
Hendrick Goudt Dutch
After Adam Elsheimer German
Not on view
In his lifetime Goudt produced a total of just seven prints, all after paintings by the German artist Adam Elsheimer, with whom he shared a residence in Rome from about 1604 to 1610. In this engraving, made after Goudt’s return to his native Netherlands, he employed dense crosshatching to achieve remarkably dark tonalities and subtle gradations. These effects are especially evident in the shadowy middle distance, where tiny figures and animals can be discerned along the water’s edge.