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Susanna and the Elders, ca. 1579 - 1611

  • burin engraving, etching, paper
  • 253 x 199 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LP

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Susanna is groped by two elders while bathing in a fountain. She tries to fend them off. Her two servants walk through a gallery in the garden in the background. In the Ghent copy, the margin is cut off with a four-line caption in Latin.


Antonius II Wierix RKD
Antwerp ca. 1555 - 1559 - Antwerp 1604
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Johannes Baptista I Vrints RKD
Antwerp ca. 1552 - Antwerp 1610

Title Susanna and the Elders
Date ca. 1579 - 1611
Period 16th century
17th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: M. d. vos inve.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: A.W. fecit.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Joan. Bap. vrints. excu.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LP
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA2772 bathing (movement in water) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA545 taking a bath - AA - in the open air Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
31D16 old man Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A641 statues, sculptures in garden Iconclass
41A651 garden fountain Iconclass
42F51 maid ~ house personnel Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
48C16 architectural detail Iconclass
71P41 the story of Susanna and the elders (in which the youth Daniel intervenes on behalf of Susanna) (Daniel 13) Iconclass
71P412 Susanna bathing, usually in or near a fountain and sometimes accompanied by two female servants Iconclass
71P4121 the elders spying upon Susanna Iconclass
71P4122 the elders making advances towards Susanna Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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