The Good Samaritan
MILLET, Jean-François (1814 - 1875)
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.