Susanna und die beiden Alten
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Susanna und die beiden Alten,

um 1636/38
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
79 x 109 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
317
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Susanna und die beiden Alten, um 1636/38, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wq4jXnYLWo (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
Susanna is being watched by two elderly men while she is bathing in her garden. Through her crouched posture, inspired by a Classical sculpture, she attempts to evade their gaze and, as such, represents the epitome of chastity. By contrast, the vehement gestures of the two old men illustrate their lust; no obstacle is going to prevent them from satisfying their desire. Provoked by her resistance, they later slander Susanna whose innocence is ultimately proven by the Prophet Daniel.

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