Jan Havicksz. Steen ca. 1626 – 1679

The Marriage of Tobias and Sara

oil on canvas (131 × 172 cm) — 1667 Museum Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig

Jan Havicksz. Steen biography

This work is linked to Tobit 7:13

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Tobias has found his wife: Sara, whose previous attempts at marriage had been disturbed by a demon. Sitting at the table, Sara's parents watch as the marriage papers are written. To the right, the festivities begin.

In this painting Jan Steen combined Dutch domestic scenes with a biblical subject.

Later that night, Tobias' friend the archangel Raphael would help to eliminate the demon. Steen also painted that episode of Tobias' story.

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