Susanna and the Elders — Peter Paul Rubens

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Susanna and the Elders, c. 1611 by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

The basses of their beings throb in witching chords (Wallace Stevens)

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From “Peter Quince at the Clavier” by Wallace Stevens

Susanna and the Elders — Franz Stuck

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Susanna and the Elders, 1904 by Franz Stuck (1863-1928)

Susanna and the Elders — Anthony van Dyck

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Susanna and the Elders, 1621 – 1622 by Anthony van Dyck (1617–1641)

She sighed for so much melody (Wallace Stevens)

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From “Peter Quince at the Clavier” by Wallace Stevens

Susanna and the Elders — Thomas Hart Benton

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Susanna and the Elders, 1938 by Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975)