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Tarquin and Lucretia


Vecellio, Tiziano (Painter)


History note: Probably Philip II of Spain, 1571, and Spanish Royal collection until 1813, when Joseph Bonaparte apparently took it to France, on relinquishing the throne of Spain; anonymous sale, ('Property of a distinguished Foreign Nobleman', sent for sale by Joseph Bates), Christie's, 24 May 1845 (71) bt. in; C.J. Nieuwenhuys; William Coningham, sale, Christie's, 9 June 1879 (66), bt. in; John, 2nd Lord Northwick; his sale by Phillips, Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, 29 July ff. 1859 (1001), bt. Nieuwenhuys; Charles Scarisbrick; anon. sale (C.J. Nieuwenhuys), Christie's, 28 June 1879 (66), bt. in; C.J Nieuwenhuys (decd.) sale, Christie's, 17 July 1886 (53), bt. Murray; Charles Butler (decd.) sale, Christie's, 25 May 1911 (95), bt. Agnew.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: circa AD/CE 1571

School or Style

Italian Venetian School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Canvas: Height 188.9 cm Width 145.1 cm
Painting With Frame: Weight 54 kg

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: TITIANVS.F. (see catalogue for accurate transcription)
  • Location: On the slipper, right
  • Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 914
Primary reference Number: 656
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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