Der Engel verlässt die Familie des Tobias
Jan Victors (1619-1677)

Der Engel verlässt die Familie des Tobias,

1651
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
163,3 x 206,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1031
Acquisition
Aus dem Nachlass König Max I. Joseph
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jan Victors, Der Engel verlässt die Familie des Tobias, 1651, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/2mxqBXkL8b (Last updated on 10.01.2022)
Influenced by Rembrandt, Victors devoted himself almost exclusively to history painting, working on large-format scenes from the Old Testament. Here, he has chosen the final scene in the Book of Tobit. Tobit’s son, Tobias, has just returned from a dangerous journey on which he was accompanied by a man who offered him protection, procured a wife for him and, finally, cured Tobias’s father of his blindness. Victors depicts the moment when the companion reveals that he is the Archangel Raphael before taking leave of Tobias’s family.

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