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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: The Good Samaritan at the Inn (1649)

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

The Good Samaritan at the Inn (1649)

pen drawing (20 × 20 cm) — c. 1648-50 Museum Schlossmuseum, Weimar

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This work is linked to Luke 10:33

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The Samaritan unties the ropes he has used to secure the injured man to his horse.

Compared with his previous depictions (1633, 1642) this version is more intimate, mostly because Rembrandt left out most of the inn.

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Title: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: The Good Samaritan at the Inn (1649)
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 12 January 2008