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Creator:
Print made by Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Title:
Samson Overcome by the Philistines
Date:
ca. 1758
Medium:
Etching on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (17.5 x 27 cm), Plate: 6 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches (16.5 x 25.1 cm), and Image: 6 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches (16.2 x 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "J. Zauffalÿ. inv: et fecit."; lower center: "No 3."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.7.7
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armor | bed | eyes | headdress | helmets | men | Old Testament | Philistines | religious and mythological subject | Samson is tormented by the Philistines, Delilah is paid | scissors | shackles | shears | shield | torture | woman
Associated People:
Samson
Delilah
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Johan Zoffany RA (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-10-27 - 2012-02-12)

Johan Zoffany RA (Royal Academy of Arts, 2012-03-10 - 2012-06-10)

Publications:
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Martin Postle, Johan Zoffany, RA : Society Observed, , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, p. 184, cat. no. 10, NJ18 Z68 + A12 2011 Oversize (YCBA)

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1976, p. 86, no. 116, NJ18 Z68 W43 (YCBA)

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, pp. 25, 27, 649, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:19695
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