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- Object: La vertu de Lucrèce
Frieze with eight figures in classical clothing: Tarquinius and two companions on the right find Lucretia spinning with her companions in a room of neo-classical furniture. 1789
Etching and aquatint with the original printed border mount, with text, on blue paper, pasted on all four sides
- Production date
Height: 249 millimetres (sheet)
Height: 319 millimetres (with border)
Width: 531 millimetres
Width: 590 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of eight plates of neo-classical subjects by Janinet after designs by Moitte; other similar plates were made by Alix. The drawing for this plate is listed by Gisela Gramaccini, 'Jean-Guillaume Moitte, Leben und Werke', Berlin 1993, cat.150: it was shown in the 1789 Salon (no.270) and is now lost. She does not describe this print from it.
A plate of the Death of Lucretia (Gramaccini 172) was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1793 as a pendant to the Discovery of the Catiline Conspiracy (Gramaccini 171).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 June-Nov. BM, Recent Acquisitions Part I, no cat.
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- Prints and Drawings
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