CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

Samson and Delilah

Oil on linden panel, 117 x 82 cm
Kunstsammlungen und Museen, Augsburg

This painting is one of the three known examples of this subject produced by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop. One other (c. 1528-30) is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and a third version of about 1537-40, attributed to Lacas Cranach the Younger, in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.