04 Heinrich Hofmann. Die barmherzige Samariterin. Kommet zu Mir – Bild 5. Original drawing in pencil. John 4:5-7,9-14,19-24.
Photogravure made from the original pencil drawing.
Chromolithograph based on re-drawn image derived from the photogravure of the pencil drawing. Possibly by Stemler.
Sometimes the dimensions of the colourisation had to be altered to fit the available space in a publication. Generally, the tendency was towards simplification of the image by eliminating details on the periphery of the core subject-matter. This facilitated broader areas of colour. Here, the scene needed to be expanded width-ways; but the elements added made few demands on the skill and imagination of the re-drafter. The integrity of the core image remains intact.