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Samson and the Philistines
Procaccini, Giulio Cesare
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Procaccini, Giulio Cesare

Bologna, 1574 - Milan, 1625

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Samson and the Philistines

Ca. 1625. Oil on canvas. Not on display

Samson freed himself from his chains and killed a thousand Philistines, enemies of the Israelites, using only the jawbone of an ass (Judges 15:15). Giulio Cesare was the son of the painter Ercole Procaccini and was first trained as a sculptor in Milan. This painting dates from his last period. The frame, which is modern, reproduces a Lombard seventeenth-century model.

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Inventory number
Procaccini, Giulio Cesare
Samson and the Philistines
Ca. 1625
Height: 263 cm; Width: 263 cm
Royal Collection (Palacio del Buen Retiro, Madrid, 1794, nº 343).

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Pintura italiana del S. XVII en España, Universidad Fundación Valdecilla, Madrid, 1965, pp. 362.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Pintura italiana del siglo XVII: exposición conmemorativa del ciento cincuenta aniversario de la Fundación del Museo del Prado, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Madrid, 1970, pp. 442.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. 175.

Pierguidi, Stefano, Il ratto di Elena di Guido Reni nel contesto dell' 'Salón Nuevo' dell' Alcázar di Madrid, Studi di Storia dell'Arte, 22, 2011, pp. 145-158 [147-148].

Giulio Cesare Procaccini, life and work, Allemandi, 2020, pp. nº 137.

Other inventories +

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos III, Buen Retiro, 1794. Núm. 343.
Otra [pintura], Escuela Lombarda, con Samon destruyendo á los Filisteos: de tres varas menos media quarta de ancho con marco dorado...3000

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1854-1858. Núm. 611.

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 611.
Procaccini (Giulio Cesare) / 611. Sanson destruyendo á los filisteos con la quijada del jumento. / Alto 8 pies, 8 pulg, 6 lin; Ancho 8 pies, 8 pulg, 6 lin.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 346.

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Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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