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What's In A Name...

Posted in Beaux Arts, Eyecandy, Interna by Suzanne G. on August 18th, 2004 | BBC Wikipedia

  
  
  
  
  
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From top to bottom, left to right:

Jean-Baptiste Santerre: Susanna Bathing, 1704

Guido Reni: Susanna and the Elders, ca. 1620
Guido Cagnacci: Susanna and the Elders, undated
Paolo Veronese: Susanna in the Bath, undated
Tintoretto: Susanna and the Elders, c. 1556
Franz von Stuck: Susanna Bathing, 1904
Sir Anthony Van Dyck: Susanna and the Elders, 1622
Lorenzo Lotto: Susanna and the Elders, 1517
Albrecht Altdorfer: Susanna im Bade, 1526
Gustave Doré: Susanna in the Bath, ca. 1860
Hans (Jan) Collaert: Susanna and the Elders, ca. 1590

Susanna

Susanna or Shoshana

(שושנה, Standard Hebrew Šošanna, Tiberian Hebrew Šôšannāh: Egyptian loan: "lily")

Part of the biblical Book of Daniel (Daniel 13), is considered canonical by Roman Catholics and the Greek Orthodox, and spurious by Protestants.

It recounts the story of a fair Hebrew maiden who is falsely accused by lecherous voyeurs. As she bathes in her garden, three lusty men secretly observe the lovely Susanna. When she makes her way back to her house, they accost her, threatening to claim that she sought to seduce them. She refuses to be blackmailed, and a young man clears her name. The false accusers are punished, and virtue triumphs.

(Retrieved from Wikipedia and inspired by a conversation with Corran...)

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