The Gospel according to St. John reflects the thoughtful dialogue between Christ and the (non-Jewish) woman from Samaria at Jacob’s Well: Christ reveals his divine nature to her; the Samaritan greets him as the Redeemer of the World. In the poetic evening landscape and the composition of the figures, the “comprehending listening” is perfectly expressed. Part of the so-called “Buckingham Series”. Possibly the companion picture to “Rebecca at the Well” (Washington, National Gallery).
Overall: 143,5 cm × 288,3 cm × 3,2 cm
Framed: 162,2 cm × 307,5 cm × 7 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
c. 1613 Coll. Charles de Croy, Duc d' Arschot, Beaumont Castle; acquired before 1635-1648 Coll. Buckingham; acquired in 1649
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