Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Susanna Bathing

oil on panel (47 × 39 cm) — 1636 Museum Mauritshuis, The Hague

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Susanna 1:15

When Susanna is about to take a bath, she notices that she is being looked on. One of the voyeurs can be seen to the right of her, with some difficulty. With her hands she tries to cover her nakedness. She looks at us: after all, we're peeking at her just as the dirty old men are.

In 1647 Rembrandt made another Susanna, where the two old men step forward.

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