Description Samson is represented as a hero, clothed in a Roman cuirass and buskins. He holds in his right hand the staff of a flaming torch, while with his left he applies a lighted taper to the standing grain. Near him a fox, twisting its body, also sets fire to the wheat with a brand attached to its tail. In the left background a village is ablaze.
|12/31/1969||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance Sale, Christie's, London, December 8, 1910, no. 129; George Robinson Harding, London, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911
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