after Rubens: the strange story of the Samson and Delilah
Eyewitnesses Overview

In looking at the National Gallery’s Samson and Delilah we are particularly fortunate to have the visual testimony of two eyewitnesses.

Two artists, both contemporaries of Rubens and the painting’s owner Nicholas Rockox, made separate copies of Rubens’ original painting early in the 17th century.

Their copies survive to this day, and agree on major points of composition which are strikingly different to that of the painting hanging in the National Gallery.

No reasonable explanation for this has ever been given.

after Rubens flash movie
In depth research on this topic will be posted here over the last 10 days of October. Meanwhile please explore this aspect of our case in the flash movie.
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