Samson and Delilah (van Dyck, London)

Samson and Delilah is a 1620 painting by Anthony van Dyck.It was heavily inspired by his tutor Rubens's version of the same subject and for a long time was attributed to Rubens. Van Dyck inverted the composition and showed Delilah in white chalk make-up and heavily rouged cheeks, the makeup traditionally worn by Parisian prostitutes. The painting is now held in the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London.[1] He returned to the subject in 1630.

Samson and Delilah


  1. ^ "Samson and Delilah | Dulwich Picture Gallery".