Susanna before Daniel, from Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis..., plate 3

Series/Portfolio:
Thronus Justitiae, tredecim pulcherrimus tabulis...
Artist:
Willem van Swanenburg (Netherlandish, ca. 1581/82–1612)
Artist:
After Joachim Wtewael (Netherlandish, Utrecht 1566–1638 Utrecht)
Publisher:
Christoffel van Sichem I (Netherlandish, 1546–1624)
Date:
1605–6
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/16 × 15 1/4 in. (29 × 38.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.597.40(5)
Not on view
This print is from a set of 13 plates depicting "pictures of justice", with scenes from the Bible, history, and legend. The prints are executed by Willem Swaneburg after designs by Joachim Wtewael. The prints were first published by Christoffel van Sichem in 1606.
Inscription: In plate at lower left: JWtewael inventor: CJS. Sculpsit
In plate at lower right: CJSichem excudit.
At lower left: III.
At lower left: Par capulare senum precio preoibusq minisq / Struxere insidias casta Susanna tibi. / Verum Vbi cncta vident sancto munita pudore, / Infandos animo comp[...] dolas.
At bottom center: Daniel .13. Cap:
At lower right: Iamque neci stabat mulier devota futuræ, / Cum puer in lucem cœpta nefanda trahit. / Integritas tandem victrix de fraude triumphat, / Et scelerum artifices debita peona premit.
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Hollstein XXIX.52; The New Hollstein LV pg. 5; Wurzbach II.682.32; S. Helliesen, 'Thronus Justitiae. A series of pictures of Justice by Joachim Wtewael', in Oud Holland XCI (1977), pp.232-266