Selbstmord der Lucretia

Selbstmord der Lucretia

Dating
1518
More about this artwork
Sextus Tarquinius, the son of the king of Rome, raped Lucretia, the wife of the military commander Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus. After telling her husband and her father she took her own life (Livy, Ab urbe condita). With this work Dürer created both a monument to a woman who was worshipped as a ‘virtuous heroine’ and whose deed led to the end of the Roman monarchy and the beginning of the republic. Dürer did in fact have recourse to a drawing that shows Lucretia standing on a pedestal like a statue.
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
705
Birth year of the artist
1471
Year the artist deceased
1528
Dimensions of the object
168 x 74 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
Aus der Herzoglichen Kunstkammer München; erworben vor 1598
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Albrecht Dürer, Selbstmord der Lucretia, 1518, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/k2xnBjAxPd (Last updated on 23.02.2022)

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