File:Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 160.jpg

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Gerrit Dou: Blind Tobit and His Wife  wikidata:Q21495736 
creator QS:P170,Q5598
Gerrit Dou: Blind Tobit and His Wife
Anna and the Blind Tobit
Object type painting

The story of Anna, her husband Tobit and their son Tobias is told in the apocryphal Book of Tobit. God tested them by reducing them to poverty and causing Tobit's blindness. In the 17th century they were considered to be examples of piety in adversity.

This painting was engraved as the work of Rembrandt during his lifetime, but it has subsequently been argued that its meticulous detail suggests that it was either a collaboration between Rembrandt and his Leiden pupil Gerrit Dou, or by Dou alone. Recent comparisons with the work of Rembrandt and Dou have made it clear that the painting is, in fact, an authentic work by Rembrandt painted in about 1630.
Date circa 1630
date QS:P571,+1630-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Medium oil on oak panel
Dimensions Height: 63.8 cm (25.1 ″); Width: 47.7 cm (18.7 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,63.8U174728;P2049,47.7U174728
institution QS:P195,Q180788
Current location
room 16
Accession number
Object history by 1881
date QS:P,+1881-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1881-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
: John Bell

: sale of the collection of John Bell at an unknown auction house, Glasgow, lot no. 357 (as [Gerard] Dou)

Unknown date
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: acquired by Sir Remy Watson, Braco Castle, Perthshire
by 1926
date QS:P,+1926-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1926-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
: Dennis Elliot Watson, London
: purchased by the National Gallery, London
Exhibition history Rembrandts moeder, mythe en werkelijkheid, , Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 60.
Inscriptions Traces of signature left: Re[.]bra[...]
References National Gallery, London - online catalogue, as Rembrandt, Anna and the Blind Tobit, circa 1630
date QS:P,+1630-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
RKDimages, Art-work number 57457, as Attributed to Gerard Dou or Attributed to Rembrandt, Interieur met de wachtende Tobit en Anna, 1628-1675.
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22:21, 19 May 2008Thumbnail for version as of 22:21, 19 May 2008434 × 580 (16 KB)Gryffindor (talk | contribs){{Painting| |Title={{en| Anna and the Blind Tobit}} |Technique={{en| Oil on oak}} |Dimensions={{en| 63.8 x 47.7 cm}} |Location={{en| London}} |Country={{en| UK}} |Gallery={{en| National Gallery of Art}} |Notes={{en| NG4189. Bought, 1926. Traces of a sign
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