Christ meeting the Samaritan at the well is shown at the left side in the foreground of the horizontally aligned rectangular painting. Behind the gates of the town of Sychar are visible. A group of apostles approaches in the middleground, they had gone into the town foraging for food. Further in the distance the Samaritan can be recognized again by the red dress she is wearing with the orange sleeves. She had recognized Christ at the well as the Messiah and now leads the citizens of Sycar to him. In addition the burnt offering mentioned in St John's gospel is visible on a hill in the background.
[Görres, cda 2016]