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Creator Name: Strozzi, Bernardo
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1581? - 1644
Creator Birth Place: Genoa
Creator Death Place: Venice
Creator Name-CRT: Bernardo Strozzi
Title: The Healing of Tobit
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1620
Creation End Date: 1630
Creation Date: c. 1625
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: oil on wood
Dimensions: Unframed: 42.7cm x 65.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1993.5
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Provenance: Angelo Costa, Genoa (by 1955); (Harari & Johns, London, and Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna)
In this scene from the Apocryphal Book of Tobit, Tobias, dressed in red, is seen curing the blindness of his aged father Tobit. Tobit's wife Anna appears at the left. In the background is the angel Raphael, who had instructed Tobias to catch a fish that would provide an ointment to cure blindness. Amid the twisting forms and dramatic hand gestures is a tender family scene.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1993.5
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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