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Sir John Everett Millais, Bt 1829–1896
The Good Samaritan
Date Published 1864
Medium Wood engraving on paper
Acquisition Presented by Gilbert Dalziel 1924
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
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.
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