Tobit Burying the Dead by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Buries bodies of Jews killed by Sennacherib.

Details

Medium:
Oil on paper
Dimensions:
41 x 54 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:
1970
Vendor:
Herbert Bier

Accompanied by a lamenting boy. To right, sarcophagus; in front of it a corpse to which a porter is about to add another. Figures above temple and to far left. Hitherto unpublished but linked with etching in Witt Collection.

Provenance

H.Hone (1718-1784).

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