Jacob Jordaens I, 1653 - Susanna and the Elders - fine art print

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Interesting facts about the art print of the painting "Susanna and the Elders"

Susanna and the Elders is an artpiece painted by Jacob Jordaens I in the year 1653. Moveover, the artwork is in the the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)'s art collection, which is the largest museum of fine arts in Denmark and is attached to the Danish Ministry of Culture.. With courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark (license: public domain).The creditline of the artwork is: . Further, the alignment is in landscape format and has an aspect ratio of 4 : 3, meaning that the length is 33% longer than the width.

Available materials

In the product dropdown selection you can select the size and material of your choice. The following options are available for individualization:

  • Aluminium dibond (metal print): Aluminium Dibond prints are metal prints with an outstanding depth - for a modern look and non-reflective surface. A direct Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is the ideal start to art reproductions on aluminum. The white and bright parts of the original work of art shimmer with a silky gloss but without any glare.
  • Poster print on canvas material: The poster is a printed canvas paper with a slightly roughened texture on the surface. It is excellently qualified for putting your art print using a custom frame. Please note, that depending on the absolute size of the poster we add a white margin between 2-6cm around the painting in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • Acrylic glass print: An print on acrylic glass, which is sometimes referred to as a print on plexiglass, will change the original work of art into lovely décor.
  • The canvas print: The canvas direct print is a printed canvas stretched on a wood stretcher. Further, a canvas generates a charming, enjoyable ambience. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is quite simple to hang the Canvas print without the support of any wall-mounts. Therefore, a canvas print is suitable for all kinds of walls.

Disclaimer: We try whatever we can in order to describe our art products as accurately as possible and to display them visually on the different product detail pages. However, the pigments of the printed materials, as well as the printing can vary marginally from the image on the device's monitor. Depending on your settings of your screen and the quality of the surface, not all colors can be printed 100% realistically. Considering that the art prints are processed and printed manually, there might also be slight deviations in the motif's size and exact position.

Structured item details

Product categorization: art reproduction
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufacturing process: digital printing (UV direct print)
Origin of the product: German production
Stock type: on demand
Intended usage: gallery wall, wall gallery
Alignment: landscape alignment
Image aspect ratio: 4 : 3
Interpretation: the length is 33% longer than the width
Available reproduction materials: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Aluminium dibond print size options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Framing of the art reproduction: without frame

Structured artwork data

Title of the artpiece: "Susanna and the Elders"
Categorization: painting
General term: classic art
Century: 17th century
Artwork year: 1653
Approximate age of artwork: over 360 years
Museum / collection: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

Artist summary table

Artist name: Jacob Jordaens I
Artist gender: male
Artist nationality: Belgian
Jobs of the artist: painter
Country of the artist: Belgium
Artist category: old master

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What does the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) state about this artwork made by Jacob Jordaens I? (© - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark))

The story of Susanna is related in the Apocrypha of the Old Testament.

The story of Susanna Married to a wealthy man, Susanna fell victim to her own beauty as two old judges who lusted after her schemed against her. One day, while she was bathing in the gardens as was her wont, they came out from hiding and threatened to accuse her of adultery with a young man unless she surrendered herself to them. Despite the prospects of being sentenced to death Susanna refused them.

At the eleventh hour she was saved from the humiliating allegations by the young Daniel who cross-examined the two elders and exposed them as slanderers.

An inspiration for the artists of the Baroque The story was an oft-mined source of inspiration for the artists of the Baroque; it gave them a welcome opportunity to paint a scene that combined naked female beauty with the spying male gaze. The painters vied to come up with new takes on the story to give the scene an unexpected twist.

In accordance with Flemish baroque ideals of beauty Jacob Jordaens depicts Susanna with quite a voluptuous physique and has even put a smile on her face.

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