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Tarquin and Lucretia: 914

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Tarquin and Lucretia


Painter: Vecellio, Tiziano




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 1571

School or Style

Venetian School

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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
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 914
Primary reference Number: 656
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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