Samson and Delilah (detail), about 1621. Gerrit van Honthorst (Dutch, 1590–1656). Oil on canvas; 129 x 94 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1968.23
Masterpieces of European Painting
Thursday, March 29, 2007 to Sunday, July 8, 2007
The paintings in this exhibition ranged in date from the early Renaissance to the mid 19th century and explore challenges to faith, meditations on human suffering, and astonishing stories of devotion and betrayal. Most of the works were acquired through a fund established by Leonard C. Hanna Jr.