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Susannah and the Elders (1983)

Wood Engraving w/blind embossing
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 200
Edition of Artist Proofs: 20

All other proofs destroyed.

Paper type: Arches, all rag, neutral pH
Image size: 8" x 11" (includes embossing)

Printed by the artist on an Ettan etching press. Printing began February 10, completed February 18, 1983.

Susannah was a virtuous and beautiful young matron. One day as she was bathing in her garden two of the Elders spied on her in her bath and made improper advances, which Susannah spurned. In revenge, the Elders publicly accused Susannah of behaving in a loose and lascivious manner, which was a very serious matter in those days. Just as the Authority was about to behead her, Daniel came to the rescue and proved that the Elders were lying in their teeth. Daniel was a very good Lawyer. The Elders probably went to the pokey for ten days and Susannah went home and took another bath. The story is in the second addition to the book of Daniel and is not found in all editions of the Bible.

Image courtesy of the Alaska State Museum.

Original price: $50.00