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Ferdinand Hodler: The Good Samaritan

Ferdinand Hodler 1853 – 1918

The Good Samaritan

oil on canvas (71 × 112 cm) — 1886
private collection

This work is linked to Luke 10:33

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The Samaritan tries to talk with the man laying besides the road. Other passers-by had not paid attention to the man, who had been robbed of his possessions.

Hodler was one of the most important Swiss painters in the 19th century. He made another painting on this subject in 1875.

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Title: Ferdinand Hodler: The Good Samaritan
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 4 January 2014