The Story of Tobias, Plate 2: Tobias Catching the Fish
6 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (16.8 x 20 cm)
Jan van de Velde, II,
Moyses van Wtenbrouck,
Medium and Support:
Etching and Engraving
Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
A guardian angel accompanies the Old Testament character Tobias on his mission to retrieve resources to help with his family’s financial well-being and his father’s health. In this image, the angel instructs Tobias to catch the fish that will provide medicine for his father Tobit.