Sir John Everett Millais, Bt

The Good Samaritan

published 1864

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Gilbert Dalziel 1924
Reference
A00808

Display caption

In this image Millais shows a Samaritan comforting the victim of thieves. In the distance a man is walking away, having ignored the suffering stranger by the wayside.

Millais spent six years working on the Parables and brought to each design an unprecedented level of detail. Throughout the 1860s designing wood-engravings for books and journals provided Millais with his main source of income.

Gallery label, July 2008

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