- According to the version of Livy, the last king of Rome had a violent son, Sextus Tarquinius, who in 509 BC raped a Roman noblewoman named Lucretia. According to legend her rape and consequent suicide were the cause for the overthrow of the Monarchy and the establishment of the Roman Republic. The painting depicts Lucretia stabbing herself with a knife, while in the background her rape is being depicted.
- Repository/Location: National Museum of Fine Arts (Valletta, Malta)
- : 67 x 56 cm (without frame)
- Renaissance [Create]
- 16th century [Create]
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