Susanna and the Elders

von Hagelstein, Thomann, Jacob Ernst1620s?

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery
London, United Kingdom


  • Title: Susanna and the Elders
  • Date: 1620s?
  • Physical Dimensions: w299 x h235 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: German
  • Support: Copper
  • Provenance: ?London, Christie's, 'From Abroad' sale, 23 Mar. 1781, lot 55. Bt Salvador (?) (annotation in Christie's copy is ""Salv""); London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Further Information: The subject is from the Apocryphal History of Susannah, 21. The elders threaten to accuse Susannah of adultery if she will not consent to their lustful desires; though denounced, she is later proved innocent. An attribution to Johann Koenig, proposed by Bauch in 1967, is rejected by Dorsch, who regards DPG22 as more probably the work of Thomann von Hagelstein.
  • Attributed: von Hagelstein, Thomann, Jacob Ernst
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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