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As told in the biblical apochryphal Book of Tobit, Tobias goes on a journey from Nineveh to Media to collect money at the behest of his blind father who was fearful of his own imminent death. He is accompanied by the archangel Raphael (who does not reveal his identity until the end of the journey). Tobias catches a fish in the River Tigris whose entrails cure his future wife's madness as well as his father's blindness.
oil on canvas
H 110.5 x W 85 cm
purchased from the estate of the late George Richard Lawley Gibbs with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the National Art Collections Fund and donations from members and supporters, 2002