Landscape with Tobias and the Angel

Attributed to Felix Meyer Swiss

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The Book of Tobit, a Jewish work from the 3rd or early 2nd century b.c., does not offer any descriptive details about the Tigris River landscape in which Tobias journeys and finds the fish that will cure his father’s blindness. Nevertheless, Meyer set the scene within lush woods, portraying Tobias and his angelic companion as tiny figures within the verdant landscape.

Landscape with Tobias and the Angel, Attributed to Felix Meyer (Swiss, Winterthur 1653–1713 Wyden), Watercolor

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