Landscape with the Good Samaritan
|Landscape with the Good Samaritan|
|Medium||Oil on oak panel|
|Dimensions||46.2 cm × 65.5 cm (18.1 in × 25.7 in)|
|Location||Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland|
Landscape with the Good Samaritan is a 1638 oil on oak panel painting by Rembrandt. It is one of only six oil landscapes by the artist and with The Girl in a Picture Frame and The Scholar at the Lectern, it is also one of only three Rembrandt paintings in Polish collections. It shows the parable of the Good Samaritan from the Gospel of Luke.
It was bought at a Paris auction by Jean-Pierre Norblin de La Gourdaine and therefore passed into the Polish noblewoman Izabela Czartoryska's collection at the Dom Gotycki at Puławy. That collection was later moved to Krakow and so it was one of several painting looted by the Germans in 1939. After World War Two, thanks to research by the art historian Karol Estreicher, it was returned to Krakow and is now in the city's Czartoryski Museum.
- Muzeum Czartoryskich. Historia i zbiory. Kraków 1998.