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Susanna surprised at the bath by the two elders (one from the set of 4 prints, T

Accession Number
1956/1.48

Title
Susanna surprised at the bath by the two elders (one from the set of 4 prints, T

Artist(s)
Heinrich Aldegrever

Object Creation Date
1555

Medium & Support
engraving on paper

Dimensions
4 9/16 in. x 3 1/4 in. ( 11.6 cm x 8.3 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
As told in the bibical Apochrypha, the virtuous Susanna was spied upon by two Elders as she bathed. They tried to seduce her, but she refused them. They then falsely accused her of adultry. Her guilt was disproved when Daniel cross-examined them. Here in the first scene of a set of four, Susanna is presented as a voluptuous beauty, the object of the lecherous gaze of the two old men in the background.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
cityscape

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Keywords
Bath
Vessels
bathers
bathtubs
buildings
castles
clock
males
nudes
nudes (representations)
public baths
seated
trails
trees
walking
water

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