Late 16th early 17th Century
Embroidered in coloured wools and silks with scenes from the life of Tobias, including the cataching of the "great fish" and the marriage of Sarah and Tobias, framed, slight damage
68 in. x 24 in. (173 cm. x 62 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Christie's South Kensington, 23 June 1987, lot 20.

Lot Essay

See Wace (A.J.B.), Apollo, vol. XVII, no. 101, 1933, p.208, fig. IV, and Connoisseur, 1937, A.F. Kendrick, plate V, p. 146.
The left-hand side of this embroidery, Tobias removing the liver and heart from the Fish, derives from the woodcut by Bernard Saloman (circa 1508-1561, Lyons) in Biblia Sacra. Published by Jean de Tournes, Lyons, 1558, p.478.

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