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Peter Paul Rubens: Susanna and the Elders

Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640

Susanna and the Elders

oil on canvas (94 × 66 cm) — 1607 Museum Galleria Borghese, Rome

Peter Paul Rubens biography

This work is linked to Susanna 1:20

This is the first painting Rubens makes on the subject of Susanna. The elders spy on Susanna taking a bath, and are taken with her charms. They approach her. When she rejects their approaches, they accuse her of adultery. Only by Daniel's intervention is her death by stoning prevented.

Rubens made the work in his Italian period.

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