Tobias was told by his father to collect money deposited with a relative, a merchant in a distant town; before he went he was to find a trustworthy companion. That companion was the Angel Raphael and together with Tobias’ dog they set out. Catching a large fish in the river Tigris they preserved its innards as medicine. When they reached their destination Tobias married the merchant’s daughter, whose previous seven husbands had died on the wedding night. Tobias however, offered parts of the fish as a sacrifice and, also offering prayers, was saved. When he returned home the remaining parts of the fish cured his father’s blindness.
Copper etching plate
18,5cm x 14cm Dry point , etching