"Portrait of Lucrezia" After Correggio, Italian Oil on Canvas

(Italy, 18th Century)

"Portrait of Lucrezia" After Correggio, Italian Oil on Canvas


Beautiful Old Master style, 18th century oil on canvas of Lucrezia, after Correggio (Antonio Allegri 1489-1534). The story of Lucrezia (or Lucretia) can be found in the legendary history of early Rome, as told by Livy. Lucrezia was a virtuous wife of a nobleman, who was raped by Sextus, the son of the tyrannical Tarquin the Proud. Sextus visited Lucrezia while she was alone in her chamber, and said that if she did not give herself to him, he would kill her as well as a slave, and lay the latter’s body beside her implicating her in adultery. Faced with this prospect, Lucrezia yielded to him, and after informing her husband and father, took her own life. Tarquin’s nephew Brutus led a rebellion that resulted in the former being forced into exile with his family, and in Rome becoming a Republic.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 38 in | WIDTH: 42 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 32 in | WIDTH: 36 in

Origin Italy
Category Oils
Period 18th Century
Style Rococo
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Relined, needs cleaning and varnish

THB REF: 7162443736