Florentine school of painting, beginning of XVII century.
Small painting of great delicacy and at the same time expressive freedom.
Oil on canvas.
Relined and restored
One of the most popular subjects of renaissance paintings.
In the story, a faithful man named Tobit sends his son Tobias to go to a foreign country to retrieve some money from a family member. Raphael rescues the Tobias from being devoured by a great fish. Raphael then uses the fish’s gall to miraculously heal Tobias’s father Tobit of blindness.