Pieter Lastman ca. 1583 – 1633

The angel and Tobias with the fish

oil on panel (34 × 59 cm) — c. 1625 Museum Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Pieter Lastman biography

This work is linked to Tobit 6:4

Tags: Tobit | Raphael

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A giant fish in the river Tigris attacks Tobias. The angel tells him to catch it and to cut out heart, liver and gal. Later Tobias would use them to cure his blind father.

Lastman's student Rembrandt would later produce several works featuring Tobias and Tobit.

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