Samson Taken by the Philistines in Delilah's House, by Bonnet (1767)

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Title

Samson Taken by the Philistines in Delilah's House, by Bonnet (1767)

Creator

Bonnet, Louis-Marin (1736-1793)

Date

1767

Description

The image represents the biblical scene of the Philistines taking Samson in Delila's house. Both characters appear naked only covered by a robe. Notice the maid that appears on the left near Delilah. The maid resembles the procuress in Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes (1598, c.)

Format

Chalk-manner etching and engraving printed in black and white on blue paper.
Dimensions: 28 × 33.6 cm

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