REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn
(b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam)

The Wedding of Samson

Oil on canvas, 127 x 178 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

Catalogue number: Bredius 507.

In the centre of this theatrical painting is the bride in full light. Samson, recognizable by his long hair is proposing a riddle to his Philistine guests on the first day of the week-long wedding feast. The story is from the Bible (Judges 14:10-18).

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