Ferdinand Bol 1616 – 1680

The Healing of Tobit

drawing with pen and brush (16 × 16 cm) — c. 1650 Museum Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Ferdinand Bol biography

This work is linked to Tobit 11:11

Tobias cures his father's eyes with the gall of a fish. An angel looks on. Tobit's wife sits at the table.

The drawing was previously attributed to Rembrandt, Bol's teacher.

Rembrandt used this episode in several drawings and one painting.

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