The Parable of the Mote and the Bean by Domenico Feti

The two figures in this painting are separated by architectural ruins.


Oil on mahogany
61.2 x 44.6 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

A large wooden beam is directed towards the seated figure on the left, whilst a splinter form the beam is directed towards the figure on the right. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.


Samuel Rogers; F.D. Lycett Green.

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York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687

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