The good Samaritan tending to a wounded man while a priest and a Levite walk by. Engraving by F.S. Ravenet and J.M. Delattre, 1772, after W. Hogarth.

  • Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Feb.y 24th 1772
  • Pictures

About this work


The Samaritan "bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine" (Luke 10.34) At foot, a vignette shows (left) Rahere sleeping and (right) Rahere laying the foundation stone of Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, London


London (in Cheapside) : published by John Boydell, engraver, Feb.y 24th 1772.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; image 41.2 x 54.2 cm, upper platemark 41.9 x 56.5 cm, lower platemark 5.9 x 56.7 cm


The good Samaritan. Engraved from the original picture, painted by William Hogarth Esq.r on the stair case in St Bartholomew's Hospital. St Luke chap. X. ver: 30. Size of the picture 13f 8i by 16f 9i in length. Willm Hogarth pinxit. Ravenet & Delatre sculpserunt. Bears number: Vol. II. No. 56 Further lettering within the print: "The foundation stone of this hospital was laid by Rahere prior of the order of St. Augustin in the II year of the reign of Henry MCII in pursuance of a vow made to St. Bartholomew"


Wellcome Collection 9969i



Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link