Arent de Gelder 1645 – 1727

Anna welcomes Tobias and Sara

oil on canvas (88 × 112 cm) — c. 1705-1710 Museum Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht

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This work is linked to Tobit 11:9

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This painting probably shows how Tobias is greeted by his mother Anna upon returning home with his new wife, Sara. In the background is his father, the blind Tobit. He and his wife were very worried about their son.

A different explanation is that this is the moment that Sara's mother Edna entrusts her daughter to Tobias (Tobit 10:12).

Very modest work by De Gelder.

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