Steen, Jan, “The wedding night of Tobias and Sarah”

Steen, Jan, “The wedding night of Tobias and Sarah”

Leiden 1625/26 – 1679

The wedding night of Tobias and Sarah

Canvas
81 x 123 cm
Inv.nr. 112a-1946, Cat. nr.155

Used to be two different paintings, joined in 1996. Find more information about the restoration process here. Left part owned by “‘s Rijks dienst voor verspreide kunstvoorwerpen”.
Steen’s teacher Knupfer produced a Tobias and Sara that was his example for this scene.
For the story, see the biblical book of Tobit.