Requires Photography

Samson and Delilah

about 1612

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 194; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 11 II/II; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)


Sheet: 37.2 × 43.3 cm (14 5/8 × 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Inscribed in plate, within image, lower left: N. ob. et ampliss. V.D. NICOLAO ROCOXIO/Equiti, pluries Antvepiæ Consuli, elegantiaru omnium/apprimè Studioso, Iconem hanc in æs à se incisa, cultus et bo/Sevatiæ causâ, tu quòd archetijpa tabula artifice Pet. Pauli/Rubenÿ manu depicta apud ipsu cu admiratione Spectatur, Matha/L.M.D.D.

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin, left to right: Cum privil. Sa. Cæf. M./ Qui genus humanum Superauit robore Sampsom/Femineis tandem vincitus insidÿs./Sic et femineâ vis Herculis arte dologúe/Occidit. ô summis sexus inique viris!/Pet. Pauolo Rubens pinxit/Ja. Matham Sculp. et excud.


Signed in plate, in lower margin, lower right: Pet. Pauolo Rubens pinxit/Ja. Matham Sculp. et excud.


Verso, in old ink: z H10; in graphite: 1072[?]; MFA stamp in purple (Lugt 207): BABCOCK BEQUEST.; with accession number, in stamped oval, in black ink: 2585


William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899; Lugt 208), Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock