Sir John Everett Millais, Bt The Good Samaritan published 1864

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Date Published 1864
Medium Wood engraving on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Gilbert Dalziel 1924
Reference
A00808
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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.

July 2008

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