Samson and Delilah, by Rubens (1609, c.)

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Title

Samson and Delilah, by Rubens (1609, c.)

Creator

Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640)

Date

1609, c.

Description

This painting portrays the famous biblical scene of Delilah cutting Samson's hair, except in this picture, it is a servant cutting Samson's hair while he lies on Delilah's lap. 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 panel.
Dimensions: 52.1 × 50.5 cm

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