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Artemisia Gentileschi: Susanna and the Elders

Artemisia Gentileschi 1593 – 1656

Susanna and the Elders

oil on canvas (170 × 121 cm) — 1610 Museum Schloss Weissenstein, Pommersfelden

Artemisia Gentileschi biography

This work is linked to Susanna 1:20

This work is assumed to be Artemisia Gentileschi's first major painting. She was 17 when she completed it. Perhaps she was inspired by Rubens' painting on the story of Susanna. He also shows how the old man asks Susanna to be quiet.

The work is in the private collection of the Schönborn family. In their Schloss Weissenstein the family keeps a large collection of baroque art.

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Title: Artemisia Gentileschi: Susanna and the Elders
Author / citation: here
First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 2 February 2010