Samson and Delilah, by van Honthorst (1616, c.)

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Title

Samson and Delilah, by van Honthorst (1616, c.)

Creator

van Honthorst, Gerrit (1590-1656)

Date

1616, c.

Description

This painting portrays the famous biblical scene of Delilah cutting Samson's hair. Note the maid who appears on the left holding the candle in the scene. The maid resembles the procuress in Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes (1598, c.)

Format

Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 129 × 94 cm

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