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Blinding of Samson by the Philistines, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Giordano (copy after)
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1859
Old
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 6
44 x 53. Luca Giordano is the composer of the original of this work, which is regarded as one of the choicest pictures in the world. The piece here catalogued is a very old and choice copy, bearing every evidence of having been made in the time of the artist. The grouping is done with great power, and proves the artist to have been a close anatomical student. The prostrate giant is struggling in his cords, while his tormentors stand over him with whips to aggravate his madness. The treacherous Delilah stands by, as if enjoying his misery. As a whole, the work is an impressive one, and will command attention. [P. 55.]
Catalogue of Premiums. The following valuable Collection of Paintings, Statuary, &c., comprise the Premiums to be given to subscribers.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Samson
State of Being--Evil--Torture
State of Being--Handicapped--Blind
Religion--Old Testament--Delilah
Figure group
Control number:
AECI 02410006
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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