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Le bon Samaritain (The good Samaritan)
  • Rodolphe Bresdin
    1822–1885
    born: Le Fresne, France ; died: Sèvres, France
  • Le bon Samaritain (The good Samaritan), 1861
  • Where object was made: France
  • lithograph, chine collé, vellum
  • Paper Type: white
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 560 x 440 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 1/16 x 17 5/16 in
    Frame Dimensions: 32 3/4 x 24 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
    Weight: 15 lbs
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0011
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Description
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A scene within a wooded area with dense foilage and many animals hidden amongst the branches. Many of the tree branches are gnarled and deformed. There are billowy clouds in the sky which receeds into a distant city on the horizon. In the center of the image within the dark interior of the woods is a camel and two men. One man is lying down on the ground half naked while the other (the good samaritan) is leaning over him.