- Museum number
Plaque, square; painted Limoges enamel on copper, modern metal frame: Samson and the Lion. Painted in grisaille with flesh tones on a dark ground; details gilt. Counter-enamel colourless and translucent, stamped three times with Pénicaud mark.
- Production date
- 1550 (circa)
Length: 6.35 centimetres
Width: 6.35 centimetres
- Curator's comments
After Parmigianino? exposition Paris 1867, no.2890.
Similar plaque with this subject by same hand in St Petersburg, part of a casket with story of Samson, catalogued by Rappe 2005, no. 33 as 16th Century. DFT
COmpare casket in St Petersburg, Rappe 2005, also single scene of Samson captured by Philistines in Sotheb's London 3 December 2014 lot 76. After Parmigianino?
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1897, London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, ' Catalogue of A Collection of European Enamels...', exh. cat., p. 51, no. 190
- Very good, cold repair top left hand corner.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number