Suzanna en de Ouderlingen by Pierre van Hanselaere
Suzanna en de Ouderlingen by Pierre van Hanselaere

Suzanna en de Ouderlingen

Suzanna en de Ouderlingen c1820 by Belgian Painter Pierre van Hanselaere (1786 – 1862); specializing in portraiture, religious and historical artwork.

This is the Biblical tale of Susanna and the elders from the Book of Daniel of the Christian Religion which describes the story of the Hebrew wife Susanna, who was falsely accused by two lecherous elders of being an adulteress.

While Susanna was bathing in her garden the two elders were spying on her and lusting after her and demand that she have sexual relations with them; when she refuses they have her arrested, claiming she was having sexual relations with a young man.

Then Daniel intervenes in her judgement demanding that the elders be questioned separately, less an innocent be put to death for the crime of adultery.

Upon questioning each elder alone, their differing accounts of the events they claim took place reveals that the elders are lying and the elders are thus put to death for their false accusation.

In this artistic version of the story, we see Susanna sitting on a white robe that has been placed on a small stone bench near a fountain with flowing water in a garden; with her orange robe set to the side as she washed.

In the background peering through trees and over the wall of the garden are the two elders; one with a sinister look on his face and the other with a crazed look has they gaze at her partially nude body.

Susanna is looks back over her right shoulder at the two men in a state of dismay and caution, covering herself up from the peering eyes of the intruders.

This remastered classical art digital recreation, as with all the artwork that can be found on the Xzendor7 website is available for purchase online in a variety of material formats including canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, wood prints, framed prints, posters, and as rolled canvas prints in a variety of sizes from 12 inches to 72 inches depending on the size of the actual artwork and the print on demand shop you choose to buy the art from.

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