Le Bon Samaritain (The Good Samaritan); Abd-el-Kader secourant un Chrértien (Abd-el-Kader Aiding a Christian)

Rodolphe Bresdin, French, 1825 - 1885


1861; printed 1867

Lithograph on yellowish chine collé on gray chine mounted on white wove paper

Third printing (20 September 1867) with the white bird, white leaves, and Imp. Lemercier Paris; Edition of 125 on single chine; Edition of 175 on two chine

Image: 22 1/8 × 17 3/8 in. (56.2 × 44.2 cm)

Sheet: 34 × 24 1/2 in. (86.4 × 62.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund, the James and Barbara Block Acquisitions Endowment, the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund, and the Barbara Dau '78 Fund for European Art



Lemercier et Cie., Paris


Lemercier et Cie., Paris


Europe, France


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, on stone, within image, center: RB [in monogram; on Camel’s hindquarters]; signed, on stone, within image, lower left: Rodolphe Bresdin 1861 [reversed]; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: Imp Lemercier Paris


Susan Schulman Printseller, New York, New York, sold to the present collection, 2017.

Catalogue Raisonne

Van Gelder 1976: 100-3; Préaud 2000: 29 (1st state B)

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