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Two figures in a forest; Samson and Delilah: 3686.f.29

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Two figures in a forest; Samson and Delilah
Full-length figure, slightly to right with a foot from another composition to upper left (cut down); verso of drawing, black chalk, part of a sketch?


Draughtsman: Haydon, Benjamin Robert




Recto two drawings, verso, one drawing laid down on album sheet.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1905) by Parsons (Brompton Road)


Circa 1805 - 1826

School or Style


Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff, laid down on brown paper, laid down) laid paper ( laid down)
Medium, Lower Drwg composed of brown ink
Drawing, Verso Height 111 mm Width 128 mm
Upper Drawing Height 120 mm Width 174 mm
Page Size Height 314 mm Width 194 mm
Lower Drawing Height 98 mm Width 85 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Upper drawing: black chalk with white highlights, in on buff paper, laid down on brown paper; lower drawing: brown ink on laid paper verso: brown ink on paper, all laid down on album sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Samson & Delilah
  • Location: Album sheet, below lower drawing
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3686.f.29
Primary reference Number: 10961
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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