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.
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
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)
Signed bottom left: "J.J. Tissot"
Purchased by public subscription
1900, purchased from the artist by the Brooklyn Museum.
This item is not on view
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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.175_PS2.jpg)
overall, 00.159.175_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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