The Good Samaritan (Le bon samaritain)
With the parable depicted here, Jesus preaches compassion, telling of a traveler waylaid by robbers in the treacherous, rocky territory between Jerusalem and Jericho. Though clearly in need of aid, the victim was ignored by a priest and a Levite—both devout men—but aided by a Samaritan, from an ethnic group ordinarily considered the enemies of the Jews.
- Portfolio/Series: The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ (La Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ)
- Artist: James Tissot, French, 1836-1902
- Medium: Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
- Place Made: France
- Dates: 1886-1894
- Dimensions: Image: 10 x 5 3/16 in. (25.4 x 13.2 cm) Sheet: 10 x 5 3/16 in. (25.4 x 13.2 cm) Frame: 20 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed bottom left: "J.J. Tissot"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 00.159.175
- Credit Line: Purchased by public subscription
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Good Samaritan (Le bon samaritain), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 10 x 5 3/16 in. (25.4 x 13.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.175
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)