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Christ and the Woman of Samaria

Photo credit: National Trust Images

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Christ sits at a stone well beside a tree. A woman, seen from behind, has approached the well holding a water carrier. She is pointing down with her left hand and Christ is gesticulating, with right palm outstretched and a hand on his heart. The composition of the piece is close to a drawing by Michelangelo, the artist's contemporary. According to the biblical story Jesus, on the way from Judea to Galilee, comes to Jacob's well, outside the town of Sychar in Samaria, where he meets a woman.


Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 59.5 x W 45.5 cm

Accession number

1151390

Acquisition method

gift from Philip Yorke III along with the estate, house and other contents, 1973

Work type

Painting


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National Trust, Erddig

Wrexham (Wrecsam) LL13 0YT Wales

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