Christ and the Woman of Samaria

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection

    The painting by Domenichino on which this print is based is held in the collection of the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA.

  • About the artist

    Joseph Powell, watercolour painter and printmaker, was probably a pupil of topographical artist and printmaker Benjamin Thomas Pounce. Powell first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1796. He was connected with Michael ‘Angelo’ Rooker and published an engraving after Rooker’s drawing of Netley Abbey in 1800. Powell also etched engravings after works by Old Masters. In 1810, he made a series of soft ground etchings of scenes in Egypt. By this time he was living in Old Cavendish Street. He moved twice before settling at Allsop’s Buildings, between Baker Street and Regent’s Park. In 1831, he became the President of the newly established New Society of painters in Watercolours. He died in 1834, leaving a wife, Harriet, and eight children.
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    Christ and the Woman of Samaria
    Coloured engraving
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery, January 1978
    GAC number