The Good Samaritan window depicts the two principal characters from one of the most well-known examples of Jesus teaching through parables. Here the Samaritan tenderly consoles the robber’s victim who had been left for dead along the dangerous road from Jerusalem to Samaria. Like the facing Benedicite Window, the Good Samaritan Window contains a landscape with spatial depth using a variety of extraordinary “confetti” glass. Extensive plating in the tree and the background, which gently fades from green to blue, gives depth to the composition. Especially interesting drapery glass appears in the clothes of the figures.
In memory of John Duryea
Tiffany Studios, N.Y. c.1912 (signed))