Leiden 1625/26 – 1679
The wedding night of Tobias and Sarah
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.