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. 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.

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