LEYDEN, Lucas van
(b. 1494, Leiden, d. 1533, Leiden)
Samson and Delilahc. 1514
Woodcut, 413 x 289 mm
British Museum, London
This woodcut comes from The Large Power of Women series.
It can be seen in the woodcut that Lucas van Leyden's success as a designer of woodcuts was due to his ability to emulate Dürer. However, the shading lines and cross-hatching are uneven, and the subtleties of his silvery tones are all but lost in the coarser contours and dense shading in his woodcuts.