Artist: Titian (Italy, c. 1488/90 - 1576), after.
Engraver: Cornelis Cort (c. 1533 – c. 1578) was a Dutch engraver and draughtsman. He spent the last 12 years of his life in Italy, where he was known as Cornelio Fiammingo., after.
Title: Tarquin and Lucretia.
Signed in plate: Tiziano inci. C. Corte. Part of the inscription with lines of poetry: "Quivi forciata da Tarquin si vede Lucretia honor del populo romano che per esempio di sua casta fede si die poi morte con sua propria mano..." is cut off, as well as the publisher's proof: in Roma : appresso le stampe di Gio. Giacomo de Rossi alla Pace.
Dimensions: Sheet (trimmed to the image) 14 1/2 x 10 1/2.
Publisher: Giovanni Giacomo de'Rossi (Italian, 1627-1691).
Date: c. 1642 - before 1691.
Materials and Techniques: etching on laid paper.
Mat and Frame: no.
Provenance: The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Abrasions, holes, tears, residues of glue. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
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Art Movements, Periods & Schools: Italian School XVI C. Italian School XVII C. Dutch School XVI C.
Note: This entry incorporates data from the catalog entry and uses the catalog description of the same item from the collection of the Rijksmuseum.
Our engraving is a reversed, mirrored image of Cort's engraving, but because Cort's engraving is a reversed reproduction of Titian's painting (what is normal for reproduction engravings), our image depicts the composition of the original painting.