- Purchased 1973
- 283 x 203mm
This scene captures the moment when Jewish Biblical hero Samson falls victim to his betrayer Delilah, who cuts his long hair – the secret of his strength – as he sleeps. Lucas van Leyden was a leader in the development of printmaking in early sixteenth-century Europe. Remarkably, he created this engraving while in his early teens.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)