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The Death of Lucretia

ca. 1511-1512
16th century
208 x 130 mm (8.2 x 5.1 in.)

Marcantonio Raimondi, Italian, (ca. 1470-1482–1527-1534)
After Raphael, Italian, (1483–1520)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
State: Only state
Print impression quality: Good, but from a worn plate in portions of inscription, left
Marks: Inscribed on base of pillar, lower left: “it is better to die than to live in dishonor”
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.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1940
Accession Number: 1940.D1.168

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