Banniere

 
  Return to museum record
 
  Gallery
 

   Bust of Gaspard Monge

 Portrait of Felix Ziem at the age of 82

 Resurrection of Christ

 Bastet goddess

 Virgin with child

 Susanna and the Elders

 Allegory of the water

 The garret

 The living cross

 Ondine

 The repository

 Lucretia about to kill herself

 Grandmother

 Frederick Barbarossa at Charlemagne's tomb

 Bust of the Baroness de Joursanvault

 
 
 
  Search

 
 
 
Contact

Legal notices
français deutsch italiano
 
Beaune, Musée des Beaux-Arts
 
Lucretia about to kill herself
  Flemish School
Early 16th century
Oil on wood
H 45 X W 33 cm
Probably acquired by the Museums Commission in 1872.
Restored in 1997.


The powerful anatomy of Lucretia reflects the art, heavily influenced by Michelangelo, of Jan Gossaert, who belonged to the Flemish Mannerist school of the beginning of the 16th century.
Lucretia, the wife of Tarquin Collatin, was dishonoured by Sextus Tarquin, her brother-in-law. Following this outrage she committed suicide, having demanded vengeance by instigating the revolution of 509 BC, which overthrew Rome's royalty.