Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

DAC Collection Object Information

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The Death of Lucretia,

Engraving on laid paper

Only state

Print impression quality: Good, but from a worn plate in portions of inscription, left

Dimensions (Plate): 208 x 130 mm (8.2 x 5.1 in.)

Inscribed on base of pillar, lower left: “it is better to die than to live in dishonor”

Accession number: 1940.D1.168

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1940

Bibliography: Bartsch 192 (vol. 14, p. 155) as extremely rare; Illustrated Bartsch 192 i (vol. 26, p. 188); The Print Collector’s Quarterly (vol. 3, p. 257), 1913; reproduced in Hind, Short History of Engraving; Shoemaker 20.

Work Type: print

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