Artworks and Artists
Samson Rending the Lion

Samson Rending the Lion,
c. 1496
Dürer, Albrecht
woodcut on laid paper
38.8 x 28 cm


This print introduces the viewer to an episode in the life of Samson, the last of the Old Testament Judges of Israel. In this narrative Samson demonstrates his strength by killing a lion with his bare hands.