Three Angels and Young Tobias

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Three Archangels and Young Tobias
Arcangeli Tobia Filippino Lippi.jpg
Artist Filippino Lippi
Year 1485
Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions 100 cm × 127 cm (39 in × 50 in)
Location Galleria Sabauda, Turin

Three Archangels with Young Tobias is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Filippino Lippi, dated 1485. It is housed in the Galleria Sabauda of Turin.

On the background of a rocky landscape, resembling that of the London Adoration of the Magi, the picture represents the three archangels: Michael on the left, Raphael in the centre, and Gabriel holding a lily, together with a young Tobias, son of Tobit. The scene is clearly inspired to a Voyage of Tobias by Botticini, once in the Florentine church of Florence and now at the Uffizi, while the angels resemble those painted by Filippino himself in the Liberation of St. Peter in the Brancacci Chapel.

The work was once attributed to Sandro Botticelli or his workshop.

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