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AID MIA_.34.19
OTY Paintings
CLT Oil paintings
OTN Lucretia
MET H. 43-3/8 x W. 36-1/3 in. overall
MCM overall
MED height
MDV 43.375
MDU in.
MCM overall
MED width
MDV 36.33
MDU in.
OMD oil on canvas
OMT oil painting
OMM oil
OMS canvas
CID ULAN: 16023
CRT Rembrandt van Rijn
CRN Rembrandt van Rijn
CRC Dutch
CDT 1606 - 1669
CBD 1606
CDD 1669
CRR painter
OCT 1666
OCS 1666
OCE 1666

According to the Roman historian Livy, Lucretia, the wife of a Roman nobleman, was known for her virtue and loyalty. Sextus Tarquinius, the son of the ruling tyrant, raped her while her husband was away. The next day Lucretia told her husband and father what had happened and, in their presence, took her own life, choosing death over dishonor. No artist before Rembrandt told the story quite like this. He portrayed a poignant moment: Lucretia's profound sadness after she stabbed herself. Using a close vantage point, Rembrandt depicted the blood seeping from her wound, the tears filling her eyes.

Rembrandt painted this work late in his career, using a variety of techniques. In places he applied the colors thickly with a palette knife; elsewhere he painted more thinly with a brush, creating dramatic contrasts of light and dark. The shadows on Lucretia's face, for instance, accentuate her tragic expression. By expertly manipulating paint and glazes, Rembrandt created the illusion of light emanating from Lucretia's inner soul.

OEH Detroit (1930), No. 77, illus.
OEH Chicago, Rembrandt and His Circle, (1936), No. 8, illus.
OEH Worcester (1936), No. 10, illus.
OEH Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, The Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, (1936), No.178.
OEH Chicago, Great Dutch Masters, (1942), No. 34, illus.
OEH St. Louis, City Art Museum, Forty Masterpieces, (1947) p. 98, illus.
OEH Los Angeles (1947), No. XXXI, illus.
OEH New York, Wildenstein & Co., (1950), No. 28, illus.
OEH Buffalo, New York, Albright Art Gallery, Painters' Painters, (1954), No. 9, illus.
OEH Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Fortieth Anniversary Exhibition of Forty Masterpieces, (1955), No. 8
OEH Rotterdam/Amsterdam, (1956), No. 98.
OEH New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Paintings and Sculpture from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, (1957), No. 4, illus.
OEH Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Rembrandt After Three Hundred Years, (1969); subsequently The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (1969-1970), and The Detroit Institute of Arts (1970), No. 21, illus. p. 107.
OEH Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, Rembrandt's Lucretias, 22 Sept. 1991 - 5 Jan. 1992; Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 18 Jan. - 3 May 1992.
OON The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
OOP Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
OOA 34.19
OOC The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
OPO Radziwill Collection (according to Hofstede de Groot, VI, 1916, No. 220a)
OPO Sale, John Calvert Wombwell, London (Christie's), June 4, 1853, No. 8
OPO Sale, William W. Bourdon, Newcastle on Tyne, London (Christie's) June 28, 1862, No. 137. (bought in)
OPO J. Purvis Carter, London and Villa Torrigiani, Quinto, Florence (after 1877)
OPO Henry Reinhardt & Co., New York (ca. 1926)
OPO Herschel V. Jones, Minneapolis (ca. 1927)
ORS Permission for educational use only granted by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
RWL MIA_.34.19
RID Full view
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DCB Soth: MIA Photo/Scanning Services
DCD 2/24/98
AVD 20000630
AVV 1.2
ALY 1998
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