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Samson and Delilah
  • Lucas van Leyden
    circa 1494–1533
    born: Leyden, Holland (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Leyden, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands)
  • Samson and Delilah, circa 1507
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 278 x 200 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 15/16 x 7 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0106
Catalogue raisonné

In the center is a female figure (Delilah) leaning over a dead male figure (Samson). The woman is cutting the hair of the dead man. There are armed men all around the two in the middle. There is a tree on the left and a smaller tree on the right side of the print.