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Tarquin and Lucretia


Vecellio, Tiziano; painter; Italian artist, 1489/90-1576






circa 1571


Italian; Venetian School


painting (image-making)


oil paint; medium
canvas; support


oil on canvas


height, canvas, 188.9, cm
width, canvas, 145.1, cm


given; 1918; Fairfax Murray, Charles


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.


Engraved: by Cornelius Cort, 1571, in reverse and by G.J. Valegio, 1573.


signature; on the slipper, right; TITIANVS.F. (see catalogue for accurate transcription)


Treasures of Cambridge. 1959-03-17 - 1959-04-18
Organiser: Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Venue: Goldsmith's Hall, London
Catalogue number: 320

The Genius of Venice. 1983-11-26 - 1984-03-06
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London

Treasures from the Fitzwilliam, "The Increase of Learning and other great Objects of that Noble Foundation". 1989-03-19 - 1990-09-09
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: National Gallery of Art, Washington, Washington
Notes: no. 914
Catalogue number: 65

Titian, Prince of Painters. 1990
Venue: National Gallery of Art, Washington, Washington
Notes: reproduced (in colour) in the Supplement to the Catalogue


Goodison, J. W.. Robertson, G. H.. 1967. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Italian School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 172-175

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1929. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1929).London?: p. 208

Winter, Carl. 1958. The Fitzwilliam Museum, An Illustrated Survey.London: Trianon Press
pl. 53

Winter, C.. 1950. Treasures in Cambridge.London?: p. 30

Goodison, J. W.. 1952. Fitzwilliam Museum...Handbook and Guide.
and later editions, pl. III

Valcanover, F.. 1960. Tutta la Pittura di Tiziano.
pl. 136

Suida, W.. 1933. Tiziano.
pl. CCXL

Tietze, Hans. 1936. Tizian, Leben und Werk.Vienna:
pl. 283

Tietze, Hans. 1950. Titian: the paintings and Drawings.London?:
pl. 275

1990. Supplement to the Catalogue 'Titian Prince of Painters'.Washington: National Gallery of Art
repr. in colour

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 31

Goodison, J. W.. 1967. [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960].London:
Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
p. 91

Volk, Mary Crawford. 'Rubens in Madrid and the decoration of the King's summer apartments'.
Source Title: Burlington Magazine CXXIII 942 (1981)

fig. 10

Barnaud, Germaine. Etude sur deux tableaux du Titien intitulés: Tarquin and Lucretia.
Source Title: Bulletin Du Laboratoire Du Musee Du Louvre(1964)
p. 18
fig. 1, 'a droite'

Jaffé, Michael, Professor. Groen, Karen. 'Titian's 'Tarquin and Lucretia' in the Fitzwilliam'.
Source Title: Burlington Magazine(1987)
p. 162-172

Agnew, Geoffrey. Titian's 'Tarquin and Lucretia' in Painting of the Month.London?:
Source Title: The Listener(1964)
p. 766

Fehl, Philipp P.. 1992. 'Mourning for Lucretia'.Vienna:
Source Title: Decorum and Wit: The Poetry of Venetian Painting()
p. 198-200


Object Number: 914
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
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