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Bust of Lucretia: M.9-2006

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Bust of Lucretia


Sculptor: Parodi, Giacomo Filippo




Creamy-white marble bust of the ancient Roman heroine, Lucretia, on a circular verde antico socle. Lucretia is identified by the small dagger wound in her right breast, blood dripping down on to the drapery. Lucretia killed herself after having been raped by Sextus Tarquinius, son of the tyrannical leader, Tarquinius Superbus. Lucretia’s tragic violation and death instigated the revolt that led to the creation of the Roman Republic.


History note: Victor-Henri, Marquis de Rochefort-Lucy (1830-1912); ? ; Daniel Katz Ltd., 13 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4SX

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Purchased with the Boscawen and Cowan Funds

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2006-07-17) by Daniel Katz Ltd


17th Century, Late
Circa 1685 CE - 1690 CE


The bust was attributed to Giambologna when published in 1909 (see Documentation). It was probably made during one of Parodi's sojourns in the Veneto, Venice or Padua between 1685 and 1690.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Socle composed of verde antico marble Height 12 cm
Bust composed of white marble Height 78.75 cm
Plinth Depth 29 cm Height 11.9 cm Width 29 cm
Sculpture Depth 30.1 cm Height 67.1 cm Width 44.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Carving : Creamy-white marble, carved in the round, supported on a circular verde antico socle

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-2006
Primary reference Number: 131187
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_9_2006
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 25 September 2023 Last processed: Monday 25 September 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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