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Gustav Sus

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SUS, GUSTAV, born at Rumbeck near Rinteln on the Weser, June 10, 1823, died in Dusseldorf, Dec. 24, 1881. Genre and animal painter, pupil of Dusseldorf Academy under Karl Sohn in 1850-51. Was also an illustrator and writer. Works : First Thought ; Two Mothers ; Duck Persecution ; Cock Fight ; Domestic Joy and Sorrow ; Evening Song (Chickens and Pigeons), Provinzial Museum, Hanover ; Three Philosophers ; Great Event ; Stable Tragedy (1882). - Kunst-Chronik. xvii. 224 ; Muller, 512 ; Wolfg. Muller, Dusseldf. K., 370 ; lustr. Zeitg. (1883), i. 448 ; ii. 168.

GUSTAV ft. 7 in. Scene from apocryphal Book of Susanna. Susanna, surprised by the two elders while preparing to bathe in the garden of Joachim at Babylon, crouches to hide her person, while they attempt to remove her drapery. Formerly in Orleans Gallery ; then in Angerstein Collection, whence purchased in 1824. - Rosini, vi. 20 ; Revell, vi. 368.

By Domenichino, Munich Gallery ; Susanna, seated on a step of the bath, which is surrounded by a marble balustrade, is surprised by the two old men. Fountain in middle of bath, and behind it a splendid palace in a grove. One of the painter's best pictures for composition, drawing, and expression. Figures life-size. Copy, with variations, Devon House, England. - Waagen, ii. 91.

By Anton van Dyck, Munich Gallery ; canvas, H. 6 ft 2 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. Susanna, nude, seated near a fountain surmounted by a statue of Cupid, endeavours to shroud herself with crimson drapery ; behind, the two elders, one pulling her drapery, the other touching her shoulder with his hand. Engraved by Ch. de Michel; lithographed by S. Braun. - Smith, iii. 22 ; Gui ffr ey, 243 ; Eastlake, Notes, 65.

By Luca Giordano, Dresden Gallery ; canvas ; 5 ft. 11 in. x 8 ft. 5 in. ; signed. Susanna, nude, sitting on a bench near a fountain, endeavours to cover herself upon the approach of the old men. Engraved by J. F. Beauvarlet - Gal. roy. de Dresde, ii. Pl. 38.

By Guido Beni, National Gallery, London ; canvas, H. 3 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 11f in. Bought in 1845 from Penrice Collection ; formerly in Palazzo Lancellotti, Rome. Engraved by Corn. Visscher and by P. Beljambe for the Galerie du Palais Royal. - Waagen, Treasures, i. 338.

By Rembrandt, Hague Museum ; wood, H. 1 ft. 6f in. x 1 ft. 3 in. ; signed, dated 1637. Susanna, nude, about to enter a stream, is alarmed at the sound of some one approaching, and endeavours to cover her loins with some drapery ; behind, in bushes, the face of one of the elders. Collection of Prince of Orange-Nassau in 1770. A similar subject, engraved by Earlom, formerly belonged to Sir Joshua Reynolds. - Smith, vii. 16 ; Vosmaer, 421.

By Rembrandt, Youssoupoff Collection, St. Petersburg ; signed, dated 1633. Susanna surprised at the bath by the old men. - Waagen, Russia, 414 ; Vosmaer, 34, 430.

By Rubens, Munich Gallery ; wood, H. 2 ft. 5 in. x 3 ft. 41 in. Susanna, with her back to the elders, is covering her bosom with her hands ; one of the old men is removing her covering and the other is extending his hand to touch her back. Engraved by Pontius ; Vosterman ; Michel Lasne ; Jegher ; Spruyt ; Simon. Sketch in Louvre. Repetition, by a scholar, in Berlin Museum. - Smith, ii. 73, 105.

By Jean Baptiste Santerre, Louvre, Paris ; canvas, H. 6 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 9 in. Susanna, nude, near the bath, with one foot in the water ; in background, the old men behind a wall. Painted in 1704. Engraved by Gandolfi ; Porforati - Villot, Cat Louvre ; Filhol, viii. Pl. 555 ; Mud* royal.

By Tintoretto, Louvre, Paris ; canvas, H. 5 ft. 6 in. x 7 ft. 10 in. Susanna, seated near a basin under trees, with one attendant cutting the nails of her feet, another combing her hair ; in background, the two elders sitting at a table ; frogs, ducks, and other aniSUSTERMAN male in grass and on the water. From collection of Louis XIV. - Landon, Musee, xiii. PL 56 ; Villot, Cat. Louvre.

By Tintoretto, Vienna Museum ; canvas, H. 4 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 1 in. Susanna coming out of the bath is watched by the two elders hidden in the garden. Similar picture in Madrid Museum. Engraved by J. Mansel.

By Paolo Veronese, Dresden Gallery ; canvas, 4 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 3 in. Acquired in 1742 from Carignan Collection, Paris, for 4,500 livres.

By Paolo Veronese, Louvre, Paris ; canvas, 6 ft. 6 in. square. Susanna, seated near the bath, envelops herself in her garments upon the approach of the old men ; at her feet a little dog. Copy, without the dog, in collection of Duke of Devonshire. Formerly in Casa Bonaldi, Venice ; bought of Jabach by Louis XIV. Engraved by E. Smith.Villot, Cat. Louvre.

By Paolo Veronese, Madrid Museum ; canvas, H. 5 ft. x 5 ft. 10 in. Susanna at the bath, in a garden with a marble palace in background, hastens to cover herself with a brocaded cloth at the approach of the old men. Collection of Philip IV. - Cat. Madrid Museum ; Revell, xiv. 979.

Subject treated also by Guercino, Madrid Museum and Palazzo Pitti, Florence ; Annibale Carracci, Munich Gallery ; Giovanni Biliverti, Florence Academy ; Spagnoletto, Stadel Gallery, Frankfort ; Guido Cagnacci, Count de Bruhl ; Domenico Robusti, Dresden Gallery ; Bernardo Strozzi, Palazzo Spinola, Genoa ; Sir Peter Lely, Burleigh House, England ; Murillo, Madrazo Collection, Madrid ; Albrecht Altdorfer (1526), Maurice Chapel, Nuremberg ; Willem van Mieris, Brussels Museum ; Pieter de Strudel, Dresden Museum ; Noel Coypel, Madrid Museum ; Antoine Coypel, Louvre, Paris ; Theodore Chasseriau (Salon, 1839) ; Alexandre Longuet (Salon, 1841) ; Philippe Auguste Jeanron (Salon, 1852) ; Jean Jacques Henner (Salon, 1865) ; Frederick Goodall (Royal Academy, 1886).

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