Thursday, April 9, 2015


Sampson Captured by the Philistines

Guercino's canvas of 1619 depicts what happened to Sampson immediately after Dalilah contrived to cut his hair. Caravaggio had died less than a decade before the painting of this scene. His influence on other Roman painters in the years immediately after his death must have been overwhelming, to judge by the quotations from his paintings that proliferate in the paintings of others. Below, a further selection of the great Guercino's work preserved at the Metropolitan Museum.

St. Joseph with Flowering Staff

Adoration of the Magi

Young Woman

Raising of Lazarus

Bust of a Man

Half figure of a man

Half length of a man

Youths in Chariot

Youth Kneeling before a Prelate

Vocation of St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Holy Family
etching, after Guercino