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The Good Samaritan

MILLET, Jean-Fran├žois (1814 - 1875)

The Good Samaritan

Date: 1846

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 41.0 x 32.7 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2477

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

In the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan a social outcast comes to the aid of a man who has been robbed and abandoned at the roadside. Millet’s painting makes a modern analogy of this moral tale, but with an added satirical twist. Rather than a victim of attack, the ailing figure on the right appears to have fallen into a drunken stupor.

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