Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)
Etching, engraving and drypoint; first state of four
Sheet: 10 9/16 × 8 7/16 in. (26.8 × 21.5 cm)
Gift of Felix M. Warburg and his family, 1941
Not on view
This etching depicts the final scene in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25–37) in which the Samaritan stopped to help a traveler who had been attacked by robbers. Here he has brought the wounded man on horseback to an inn and pays for the man's care and lodging. This is one of two etchings in which Rembrandt reproduced his own paintings. The Good Samaritan repeats with a number of variations the composition of his painting in the Wallace Collection, London. Among Rembrandt's additions here to the largely empty foreground that appeared in the painting is the defecating dog that adds a note of everyday reality to the biblical scene.
Marking: On paper with an Arms of Burgundy and Austria watermark; Hinterding II.42. A.a.a.
Collectors' marks of Königl. Preuss. Divisionsauditeur Würtemberg (Lugt 2606, this impression cited in Lugt's discussion of the Würtemberg collection) and Alfred Hubert (Lugt 130) on the verso.
Würtemberg; Carl Ernst Sieber, Würtemberg sale June 12, 1843, lot 2813.; Alfred Hubert; Felix Moritz Warburg; Donor: Frieda Schiff Warburg and her children in memory of her husband Felix M. Warburg
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rembrandt and His Circle: Drawings and Prints, A Selection in Honor of the Artist's 400th Birthday," July 10, 2006–October 15, 2006.
New Hollstein (Rembrandt) I.183.116.i; Hollstein XVIII.50.90.i; Hind 68.101.i
Arthur M. Hind A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. London, 1923, cat. no. 68.101.i.
F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts. vols. 1-64, Amsterdam, 1954–2010, cat. no. XVIII.50.90.i.
F. W. H. Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings, and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. 2008, cat. no. Rembrandt, I.183.116.i, ill.