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Tobit and Anna

Rembrandt's "Tobit and Anna" is on display in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

29 x 44 cm, Oil paint on panel

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This is a Biblical story, from the Old Testament. Tobit is a poor and blind man. His wife Anna has to work very hard to earn money. One day someone gives Anna a billy goat to reward her for all her hard work. But the blind Tobit accuses her of stealing the goat. Anna is furious with him for thinking so badly about her. Then Tobit feels sorry and prays to God for forgiveness. This is the special moment that Rembrandt captured in the painting. Look how Tobit is full of remorse while praying.