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A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.


c. 1510


Jacopo Francia
Italian, before 1486–1557

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Lucretia was a famous Roman aristocrat who killed herself around 510 B.C. after being raped by Sextus Tarquinius, the son of the king of Rome, the tyrannical Lucius Tarquinius Superbus. According to Roman folklore, Lucretia’s fate ignited the rebellion, led by her husband, that overthrew the monarchy and established the Roman Republic.


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Jacopo Francia




Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1506–1540


Engraving in black on ivory laid paper


Image: 25.7 × 17.7 cm (10 1/8 × 7 in.); Sheet: 26 × 18 cm (10 1/4 × 7 1/8 in.)

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Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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