Susanna and the Elders, after Peter Paul Rubens
44.5 cm x 58.6 cm (17 1/2 in. x 23 1/16 in.)
(Antwerp, 1596 - 1652/53, Antwerp)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1992
Ruben’s print enterprise was not limited to engraving. For a short period he engaged the printmaker Christoffel Jegher to translate some of his compositions into woodcut. The results are among the technique’s most audacious achievements. They could not, however, accommodate the range and subtlety of effects in similarly intended engravings and therefore were a short-lived endeavor.