Eugène Delacroix 1798 – 1863

The Good Samaritan (1852)

oil on canvas (34 × 42 cm) — 1852 Museum Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Eugène Delacroix biography

This work is linked to Luke 10:33

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The Samaritan helps the wounded robbery victim with wine and oil. Moments before this scene a priest had passed by, without helping the man.

Earlier Delacroix depicted the next moment in this well-known parable: the Samaritan takes the man with him on his horse (here).

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