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Oil Painting - The Woman of Samaria

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1897P8
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1860c - 1860c

Maker Information

Artist:William Dyce - View biography for William Dyce


The subject comes from the New Testament. Seated by a well in Samaria, Jesus talks with a local woman. In itself this represents a reconciliation between the Jews and the Samaritans, who were long-term enemies. The woman seeks water to drink, Jesus speaks of the flowing water as a sign on eternal life from God.

Presented by the Public Picture Gallery Fund, 1897.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on panel.


Height:342 mm
Width:484 mm