Rembrandt and the Book of Tobit
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Published by Gehenna Press in [Northampton, Mass.] .
Written in English


  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669,
  • Bible. O.T. Apocrypha. Tobit -- Illustrations

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Julius S. Held.
SeriesGehenna essays in art,, 2
ContributionsGehenna Press., Press Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsNC1055.R4 H36
The Physical Object
Pagination33, [5] p., 50 illus.
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5531648M
LC Control Number67007253

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The Book of Tobit (/ ˈ t oʊ b ɪ t /) is a book of scripture that is part of the Catholic and Orthodox biblical was recognized as canonical by the Council of Hippo (in ), the Councils of Carthage of and , and the Council of Florence (in ), and confirmed in the Counter-Reformation by the Council of Trent (). It is not found in Protestant or Jewish biblical canons. Works on Tobit and Tobias: Tobit and Anna with the Kid (), The healing of Tobit, Tobit and Anna with the Kid (), Tobias and the Angel at the River Tigris (approx. ), and Tobias Scared by the Fish (). The beautiful story of Tobit must have been Rembrandt's favorite book: he devotes 20 drawings, 5 paintings and 3 etchings to it. This is Tobit; he sits near his wife Anna, who winds wool on a frame. An apocryphal story tells us that Tobit was a good and holy man but that God made him blind to test his faith. The old couple await the return of their son Tobias, who has gone to collect money owed to Tobit in order to relieve their poverty. Rembrandt and the Book of Tobit Hardcover – January 1, by Julius S. HELD (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Julius S. HELD.

  Rembrandt and the Bible Paperback – Septem and returned time and again to the apocryphal Book of Tobit and to episodes in the life of Christ. With the exception of a few drawings and two paintings, the illustrations in this book are etchings. The etchings are among Rembrandt's best-known and best-loved works; indeed, as Mr Author: A. Hyatt Mayor. The painting shows an episode taken from the Apocryphal book of Tobit, chap verses 1–7, in which the blind Tobit and his wife Anna anxiously await the return of their son Tobias. The latter, accompanied by the archangel Raphael, who had been sent by God, had gone to Rages in Media to fetch money which Tobit had once entrusted for safe Author: Ernst Van De Wetering. In , Julius Held published an important study of Rembrandt and the Book of Tobit that has been of fundamental inspiration to the present work Although it is among the shortest of the apocryphal books of the Old Testament, Held noted that Rembrandt had a lifelong interest in the story of Tobit, devoting more than fifty-five works in painting, etching and drawing to nearly every episode. Rembrandt executed a number of paintings, drawings, and etchings related to the story of Tobit, revealing a particular affinity for this apocryphal book of the Hebrew Bible. In this etching, the artist depicts the moment when the old and blind Tobit turns to welcome home his long-expected son (Tobit –11).

- Explore fisiimoli's board "Book of Tobit", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Religious studies, Archangel raphael and Catholic pins. For Rembrandt, the Book of Tobit seems to have been particularly interesting, as there are a considerable number of drawings, prints and paintings that take their subjects from this source. It has been argued that it was the subject of blindness and being able to see, which in central to the story of Tobit, that was of special interest to. Rembrandt and the Book of Tobit. Julius Samuel Held. Gehenna Press, - Bible - 33 pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Common terms and phrases. Rembrandt was one of the few Dutch artists of the seventeenth century to depict scenes from the Bible. While his contemporaries painted city views, landscapes, portraits, and opulent still lifes—then the fashionable subjects—Rembrandt deviated from his countrymen and produced a breathtaking series of paintings, drawings, and etchings of Biblical events.