(b. 1579, Venezia, d. 1620, Venezia)

An Angel Appearing to the Wife of Manoah

c. 1610
Oil on copper, 41 x 56 cm
Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel

The biblical subject of this painting was rarely depicted. It represents the scene of an angel announcing to the aged wife of Manoah the birth of her son Samson.

Saraceni was mostly active as a figure painter and executed only a few landscapes. His landscapes rely heavily on the example of the German Adam Elsheimer.