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Susanna and the Elders; Susanna seated by a fountain and leaning forward to left, one foot in the water, with two old men behind her pulling away her clothes, a glass vessel and beads on a step in right foreground; reverse copy of Lucas Vorsterman's engraving after Rubens; republished state.
- Production date
- 1670-1714 (circa)
Height: 224 millimetres
Width: 188 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is a copy, in reverse direction, of the engraving by Lucas Vorsterman (I), dated 1620 (Hollstein 4); for an impression, see 1981,U.377. There is another mezzotint copy, in the same direction to this, by John Simon (1850,1109.60).
States [deduced from Hollstein]
(i) published by Edward Cooper; lettered 'P. P. Rubens pinxit. // I.V.S. fecit // E. Cooper ex.'
(ii) republished by William Herbert, c. 1749-58; Cooper's address erased and replaced with 'Sold by W. Herbert at the Golden Globe on London bridge'; this state
Other impressions: Haarlem (i); Vienna (i)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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