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I Am He of Whom He Spoke (Samson)

Artist/Maker: Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (United States, 1897-1983)

Date: 1925
Medium: oil on canvas
Sight: 26 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (66.4 x 51.1 cm)
Framed: 31 1/4 x 25 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (79.4 x 63.8 x 8.3 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hokin
Object number: 59.058.000
DescriptionA newspaper delivery man posed for the Lowe's painting, I Am He of Whom He Spoke, originally titled Samson. Samson, one of the judges of the Old Testament, was a towering man of super-human physical strength. The medieval church regarded him as a prefiguration of Christ, and he was considered the Christian prototype for fortitude, often depicted - as is the unkempt, giant here - with a club.
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