William Hogarth, The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)

RA Collection: Art

Scene illustrating Luke 9:30-34, in which a wounded and robbed Israelite has his wounds treated by a bearded Samaritan (a race despised by the Israelites).

Engraving after the painting by William Hogarth (1736-7), which he presented to St Bartholomew's Hospital where it is still in situ. The parallels between the scene depicted here and the work of the hospital are obvious. The print was engraved by S.F. Ravenet, one of Hogarth's preferred engravers, and J.M. Delatre, with a cartouche of a scene from the life of Rahere in the lower margin.

Object details

The Good Samaritan
William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)
Engraved by
Simon François Ravenet ARA (1706 - 1774) and Jean-Marie Delatre (1746 - 1840)
Published by
John Boydell (1720 - 1804)
Object type
Place of Publication

413 mm x 538 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
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This image is from a book

Hogarth's prints. Vol. I. - [s.l.]: [n.d.]

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