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Samson Asleep on the Lap of Delilah, (painting)

Artist:
Pousin, Nicholas 1594-1665
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 143 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Judges, chap. 16, ver. 19, 20. And she made him sleep upon her knees, and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, the Philistines be upon thee, samson, and he awoke out of his sleep, and said, i will go out as at other times and shake myself, and he wist not that the lord was departed from him, &c. A beautiful and expressive composition, and finely cloured specimen; the carna- tions are as true as life, the execution remarkably free, the chira scuro excellent, and the whole a striking effect of nature and truth, the story well told. Painted by Nicholas Pousin, who was born in Normandy, 1594, died 1665." [P. 25.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Delilah
Still Life--Flower--Carnation
Figure group
Literature--Bible
State of Being--Other--Sleep
Religion--Old Testament--Samson
Control number:
AECI 03260143
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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