Christ and the Samaritan woman

Cristo e la samaritana

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Author/ School/ Dating:

Jacopo Nigreti, detto Palma il giovane (Venezia, 1544-1628)

Technique and Dimensions:

Oil on canvas, cm. 100 x 126


Genova, Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, inv. PB 2071


From 1828 in the collections by gift of G. Gnecco

In this painting we find the link with the late works of Veronese, confirming the references that the Venetian artist always maintained with the Venetian tradition of the previous generation. The episode of Christ and the Samaritan woman is taken from the Gospel of John and can be interpreted, following the principles of sacred painting of the period of the Counter-Reformation, in a Eucharistic-baptismal key. The client of the painting is not known, but the work is dated 1599 and was executed in Venice.