Samson and Delilah, by van Dyck (1628, c.)

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Title

Samson and Delilah, by van Dyck (1628, c.)

Creator

van Dyck, Anton (1599-1641)

Date

1628, c.

Description

This painting portrays the famous biblical scene of Delilah cutting Samson's hair. However, in this representation of the scene, Delilah is not cutting Samson's hair, he is being taken by soldiers with ropes while Samson and Delilah reach out for each other. 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.)

Format

Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 146 × 254 cm

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