Anthony van Dyck / Samson Taken by the Philistines in Delilah's House / 1767Anthony van Dyck
Samson Taken by the Philistines in Delilah's House

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Creator Name: Dyck, Anthony van
Creator Qualifier: after
Creator Nationality: European; Flemish
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1599 - 1641
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Anthony van Dyck
Creator Name: Bonnet, Louis-Marin
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Dates/Places: 1736 - 1793
Creator Name-CRT: Louis-Marin Bonnet
Title: Samson Taken by the Philistines in Delilah's House
Title Type: Primary
Title: Samson pris par Philistins chez Dalila
Title Type: Foreign
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1767
Creation End Date: 1767
Creation Date: 1767
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Print
Materials and Techniques: chalk-manner etching and engraving printed in black and white on blue paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 35.8cm x 41cm, Image: 28cm x 33.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2001.47
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund

Attempts to imitate two-color chalk drawings on colored papers-by printing from two plates in black and white inks on blue paper-were unsuccessful because the lead white ink then available discolored after exposure to light. Bonnet, however, succeeded in developing a stable white ink in 1764 and, to avoid competition, guarded his formula well. Regrettably, he published only about two dozen examples of printing in black and white inks on blue paper between about 1764 and 1774. The brilliant white and rich black provide a startingly effective contrast to the fresh color of the unfaded blue paper.

AMICA ID: CMA_.2001.47
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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