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Creator:
Print made by Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title:

The Return of Tobias

Additional Title(s):

Tobit and Tobias

Date:
1805
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 27 inches (50.8 × 68.6 cm), Plate: 15 7/8 × 21 inches (40.3 × 53.3 cm), and Image: 14 7/8 × 21 inches (37.8 × 53.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "Vol 6 | 72374"

Scratched lettering below image, lower left: "Painted by B.West Esqr. P.R.A. Historical Pinter to His Majesty."; lower center: "London" Published Septr. 25th. 1805, by V.Green, No. 51, Upper Tichfield Street, for the Benefit of the Society of Engravers."; lower right: "Engraved by V.Green, S.A.E.R.A. and Mezzotinto Engraver to His Majesty."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.687
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angel | Bible | blind | chair | cloud | crouching | dog | father | headscarf | hill | man | moon | Old Testament | reaching | religious and mythological subject | sitting | son | staff | the book of Tobit | the journey to Ecbatana (Tobit 4-6) | Tobias and the angel Raphael continue their journey; usually Tobias carrying the fish | tree
Associated People:
Tobias, son of Tobit and Anna
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22384
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