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Delilah preparing to cut Samson's hair with scissors in her right hand, below her chest are the head and shoulders of the sleeping Samson

Artist:
Claude Mellan (French, Abbeville 1598–1688 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1629
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 6 5/8 x 4 9/16 in. (16.8 x 11.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.163.1
Not on view
Signature: Signed with publication information in lower margin: 'C. Mellan G. pinx. et s. / Romae Sup. pm.'

Inscription: Lettered with title in lower margin: 'Si non amplexus gustaßet Sanson amoris / Dalila non virès abripuißèt ei.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Ficacci 60, Montaiglon 6, IFF XVII.37.5
A. de Montaiglon Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Claude Mellan. Abbeville, 1856.

IFF Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Départment des Estampes. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1930-, Volume 17 of the IFF.

Luigi Ficacci Claude Mellan, gli anni romani un incisore tra Vouet e Bernini. Rome, 1989.



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