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Christ and the Woman of Samaria

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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Christ is seated to the right of a stone well, turned in profile to the left, speaking to a woman who stands beyond. The woman leans on the well and her water-jar, looking pensively downwards. Behind are other figures and buildings on a hill. Taken from John, IV: 7–26, this drawing depicts the scene in which Christ rests near Jacob’s well and asks a Samaritan woman for water. He proclaims, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

late 1640s

Medium

pen & brown ink on paper

Measurements

H 21 x W 19 cm

Accession number

40.6

Acquisition method

purchased, 1940

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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