(German, active 1450–67)
Grace Rainey Rogers Fund 1948.456
Catalogue raisonné: Lehrs II.48.4; Geisberg 4, repr. pl; 4, p. 147
State: only state
The biblical hero Samson appears here as a fantastical medieval courtier, proving his courage and strength by slaying a lion with his bare hands. Viewers familiar with Samson’s story would have identified the courtly maiden as the woman of Timnah, a heathen who marries Samson, but betrays him during their wedding. The idea that even history’s greatest men succumbed to the power of women was a popular one in early prints.
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