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Susanna and the Elders

Artemisia Gentileschi

Susanna and the Elders

Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Date: 1610
  • Style: Baroque
  • Genre: religious painting
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Susanna and the Elders is a 1610-1 painting by the Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi. It currently hangs in the Schloss Weißenstein collection, in Pommersfelden, Germany.

It depicts the story of Susanna from the Book of Daniel. In the story, two elders threaten to testify that Susanna was alone with a young man in her garden, which she was not, unless she has sex with them. Some other depictions of Susanna include Susanna and the Elders by Tintoretto, Susanna and the Elders by Rembrandt, and Susanna and the Elders by Peter Paul Rubens. It is only one of the multiple paintings Artemisia Gentileschi made to represent the story.

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