Samson Killing the Lion

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Albrecht Dürer ( German, 1471 - 1528 )

DATE:
1498
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General Description

Samson Killing the Lion is one of Dürer's most accomplished early woodcuts. The fine detail and rich shadows very nearly equal the technical qualities of an engraving. Illustrating a story from the Book of Judges, Dürer's woodcut depicts the biblical hero Samson weaponless astride the lion's back.