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

In Depth: “Lucretia,” by Rembrandt van Rijn

Focus: The Collection

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • West Building, Main Floor - Rotunda
  • In-person

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