Susanna im Bade

Susanna im Bade

Dating
1526
More about this artwork
In contrast to later depictions of this theme, Altdorfer has chosen to show not the moment when the two elders of Babylon intrude on the beautiful wife of the wealthy Joachim (Daniel 13), but the time following it. The men are shown on the left as they are watching Susanna (right); in front of the palace the subsequent stoning of the two is depicted - the punishment for their indecent act. The edifice is a visionary masterpiece. A sketch of the work exists in Düsseldorf.
Displayed
AP OG Saal IIb
Inventory Number
698
Birth year of the artist
1482
Year the artist deceased
1538
Dimensions of the object
74,8 x 61,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
Aus der Herzoglichen Kunstkammer München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Albrecht Altdorfer, Susanna im Bade, 1526, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/o5xrlDkG7X (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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