Tobias Curing His Father's Blindness
Date: 1803
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 46 x 62 1/2 in. (116.8 x 158.8 cm) frame: 52 1/2 x 68 1/2 in. (133.4 x 174 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Jane R. Worth, Charles F. Richards, and Robert H. Richards in memory of Lydia H. Richards and Robert H. Richards, 1960
Object Number: 1960-3
About: Inspired by the Apocryphal book of Tobit, this painting depicts the return of Tobias to his blind father’s home with a fish whose gall is supposed to cure blindness. The figure at the far right is the angel Raphael who accompanied Tobias on his journey.
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