Samson and Delilah, by Giordano (1696, c.)

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Title

Samson and Delilah, by Giordano (1696, c.)

Creator

Giordano, Luca (1634–1705)

Date

1696, c.

Description

This painting portrays the famous biblical scene of Delilah cutting Samson's hair. In this representation of the scene, Samson lies on her lap while soldiers approach them. Note the maid who appears on the left near Delilah in the scene. The maid resembles the procuress in Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes (1598, c.)

Source

English Heritage, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House, London, UK
https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/samson-and-delilah-144177

Archived in:
https://web.archive.org/web/20200819222514/https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/samson-and-delilah-144177

Accession Number: WM.1631-1948

Record in The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings:
https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=190640

Archived in:
https://web.archive.org/web/20200820224219/https://vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=190640

Format

Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 56 × 147 cm

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