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In Depth: “Lucretia,” by Rembrandt van Rijn

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • West Building, Main Floor - Rotunda

Rembrandt van Rijn, Lucretia, 1664, oil on canvas, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1937.1.76

Rembrandt painted the classical Roman heroine twice during the final decade of his life. This talk discusses the story of Lucretia as told by Ovid and Livy and explores how Rembrandt interpreted the subject in the Gallery’s 1664 painting.

Eric Denker, lecturer