The design of the group draws heavily upon elements found in the work of Michelangelo and Giambologna.
Samson and the Phillistines by Vincenzo Foggini, 1749
© V&A Picture Library
- 233 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £75,000 ( Total: £350,000)
- Acquired in:
- Green Drake Corporation
It is now thought possible that Foggini carved his group from the colossal marble block reserved by Giambologna which was present in the workshop on Giambologna's death in 1608 and was available to Foggini when he took over the same workshop a century later.