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Tobit asleep at the courtyard wall, after burying a murdered Jew's body, at the moment when he was stricken with blindness: PD.882-1963

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Titles

Tobit asleep at the courtyard wall, after burying a murdered Jew's body, at the moment when he was stricken with blindness

Maker(s)

Attributed to Moeyaert, Claes Cornelisz. (Draughtsman)

Description

Illustrates the Book of Tobit II, 9-10; previously thought to represent Job lying in the ashes

Notes

History note: Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a)

Measurements and weight

Height: 150 mm
Width: 159 mm

Relative size of this object

15.9 m15 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Sir Bruce

Note

Previously attributed to Jan Jorisz. van Vliet [active c.1628-1637]; also stylistically close to Gerrit Bleker [died 1656] and to Moses van Wtenbroeck [c.1590/1600 -1646/7]

School or Style

Dutch

Materials used in production

Brown-grey wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, brush in brown-grey, paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: by van Vliet
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.882-1963
Primary reference Number: 5578
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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