Samson Killing the Lion
Albrecht Dürer ( German, 1471 - 1528 )
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.