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Thesaurus sacrarum historiarum veteris testamenti, elegantissimis imaginabus expressum excellentissimorum in hac arte virorum opera: nunc primum in lucem editus / Samson destroying the temple of the Philistines

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1968,1018.1.106

  • Title (object)

    • Samson destroying the temple of the Philistines

    Title (series)

    • Thesaurus sacrarum historiarum veteris testamenti, elegantissimis imaginabus expressum excellentissimorum in hac arte virorum opera: nunc primum in lucem editus
  • Description

    To right, a blinded Samson, standing while grasping two pillars of a temple and pulling it down; some Philistine men and women, seen falling, some dead under the rubble; an army escaping seen behind, to left.
    Engraving with contemporary colouring

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1585 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 214 millimetres
    • Width: 288 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered, below image, with one sentence in Latin: 'Princibus Samson...manu. Judicum.16. Cap'; numbered 7.
  • Curator's comments

    See comment for 1968,0118.1.100.

  • Bibliography

    • Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 30 bibliographic details
    • Alvin 1866 96 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 97.II (Maarten de Vos) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (159.b.2)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1753

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1968,1018.1.106

To right, a blinded Samson, standing while grasping two pillars of a temple and pulling it down; some Philistine men and women, seen falling, some dead under the rubble; an army escaping seen behind, to left.  Engraving with contemporary colouring

Recto

To right, a blinded Samson, standing while grasping two pillars of a temple and pulling it down; some Philistine men and women, seen falling, some dead under the rubble; an army escaping seen behind, to left. Engraving with contemporary colouring

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