Samson and Delilah, by Gentileschi (1630, c.)

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Title

Samson and Delilah, by Gentileschi (1630, c.)

Creator

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593- c. 1656)

Date

1630, c.

Description

Original title: Sansone e Dalila ("Samson and Delilah").

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

Format

Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 90.5 × 109.5 cm

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