Tobias and the Angel (Verrocchio)

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Tobias and the Angel
Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio. Tobias and the Angel. 33x26cm. 1470-75. NG London.jpg
ArtistAndrea del Verrocchio
TypeEgg tempera on poplar
LocationNational Gallery, London

Tobias and the Angel is an altar painting, finished around 1470–1475,[1] attributed to the workshop of the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea del Verrocchio.[2] It is housed in the National Gallery, London; this painting is similar to an earlier painting depicting Tobias and the Angel, by Antonio del Pollaiolo.[3]

According to Oxford art historian Martin Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci, who was a member of Verrocchio's studio, may have painted some part of this work, most likely the fish.[4] David Alan Brown, of the National Gallery in Washington, attributes the painting of the fluffy little dog to him as well. If so, this would be perhaps the first extant example of a painting with input by Leonardo.[5]


  1. ^ "Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio | Tobias and the Angel | NG781 | The National Gallery, London". The National Gallery; the National Gallery. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ Wilson, Michael (1977). The National Gallery, London. London: Orbis Publishing Limited. p. 42. ISBN 0-85613-314-0.
  3. ^ Brown, David Allan (1998). Leonardo da Vinci: Origins of a Genius-David Alan Brown- Google Books. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. pp. 47–50. ISBN 0-300-07246-5.
  4. ^ Kemp, Martin (2011). Leonardo: Revised Edition-Martin Kemp-Google Books. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 251. ISBN 978-0-19-958335-5. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  5. ^ Brown, David Allan (1998). Leonardo da Vinci: Originss of a Genius-David Alan Brown- Google Books. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. pp. 47–56. ISBN 0-300-07246-5.

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