Susanna a chaste wife of a wealthy man, Joachim, was taking a bath
in her garden, when two lusty elders, judges by proffesion, saw her and
demanded her favors. She cried for help, but the elders raised the alarm
themselves and accused her of infidelity: they said they saw her with a
young man under a tree. She was sentenced to death, but St. Daniel, then
a young boy, stopped the executors and asked the elders to be interrogated
separately; they were asked to show the tree under which they had spied
Susanna with her lover. The elders showed different trees, Susanna was
justified, and her accusers were stoned.
See: Albrecht Altdorfer Susanna at Her Bath and The Stoning of the Old Men.
Lorenzo Lotto Susanna and the Elders.
Anthony van Dyck Susanna and the Elders.
Rembrandt. Susanna Surprised by the Elders.
Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto. Susannah and the Elders. Susanna and the Elders. Suzanna at Her Bath.