National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


  • Title: Lucretia
  • Date Created: 1664
  • Physical Dimensions: w1010 x h1200 cm (overall)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Andrew W. Mellon Collection
  • External Link: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Theme: history, classical
  • School: Dutch
  • Provenance: M. Lapeyrière, Paris; (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 19 April 1825, no. 143). Lord Berwick; (sale, Phillips, London, 14 15 April 1826, no. 64). Michael M. Zachary, London; (sale, Phillips, London, 31 May 1828, no. 25). Sir T. Lawrence for Hugh A.J. Munro, Novar, Scotland, by 1832. Paul Pavlovich Demidoff [1839 1885], Prince of San Donato, near Florence; (sale, Florence, 15 March 1880, no. 1146). Private collection, London; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 13 July 1889, no. 56). (Léon Gauchez, Paris), by 1894. (Bourgeois & Cie., Paris). (Leo Nardus, Suresnes, France, and New York).[1] Matthew Chaloner Durfee Borden [1842 1912], New York, by 1906; (sale, American Art Association, New York, 13 14 February 1913, no. 28); (M. Knoedler & Co., New York and Paris); (Frederik Müller and Co., Amsterdam, 1913). August Janssen, Amsterdam. Hermann Heilbuth, Copenhagen, by 1918. (Ehrich Brothers, New York, 1921); (M. Knoedler & Co., New York and Paris); sold November 1921 to Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, Provenance D.C.; deeded 28 December 1934 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1937 to NGA. [1] Jonathan Lopez kindly provided this information at the time of a visit to see the NGA curatorial files on 13 October 2006. See also Jonathan Lopez, "'Gross False Pretences': The Misdeeds of Art Dealer Leo Nardus," Apollo (December 2007):76 83.