Artist school of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669
  • The Death of Lucretia (?)
Date mid-1640s
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 68 1/2 × 86 1/2 inches (174 × 219.7 cm)
Framed: 81 1/2 × 100 3/4 × 5 3/4 inches (207 × 255.9 × 14.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.44
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Farsetti collection (Venice, Italy);
purchased by (Samuel Woodburn, London, England);
purchased by Right Honorable Frederick John Lord Monson [1809–1841] (Gatton Park, Surrey, England);
May 12, 1888, sold by (Christie's, London, England) auction Frederick John Lord Monson of Gatton Park lot 10 [as Rembrandt, 66 x 86 inches];
purchased by Deacon [for guineas 245 (267-15-00)].
by 1889, James E. Scripps [1835–1906] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Pictures from Gatton Park, Formed Early in the Present Century by the Late Right Hon. Frederick John Lord Monson. Sales cat., Christie, Manson & Woods, London, May 12, 1888, p. 4, no. 10. [as formerly in the possession of the Farsetti family at Venice]

Scripps, James E., ed. Catalogue of the Scripps Collection of Old Masters. Detroit, 1889, p. 44, no. 47.

"The Scripps Old Masters." The Collector 2, no. 13 (May 1, 1891): 149–152, p. 151.

Scripps, James E. Handbook of the Paintings Ancient and Modern Belonging to the Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, 1895, pp. 25-26.

Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters Belonging to the Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, 1910, p. 34, no. 43.

Burroughs, Clyde H. Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture and Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Detroit, 1920, pp. 56–57, no. 53.

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. "Ein Unbekanntes Meisterwerk der Holländischen Genre-Malerei." Pantheon 3 (1929): 105–114, p. 108, note 2. [as studio of Rembrandt, dated ca. 1635]

Heil, Walter and Clyde H. Burroughs. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit. Detroit, 1930, unpaginated, no. 182 (ill.). [as by Johannes Victors]

Valentiner, W.R. "Important Rembrandts in American Collections." The Art News 29, no. 39 (August 16, 1930): 3–84, supplement, p. 4.

Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Die Handzeichnungen Rembrandts, vol 2. New York, 1934, pp. xxix–xxxi, pl. 27. [as by Jan Victors]

Henkel, M.D. Catalogus van de Nederlandsche Teekeningen in het Rijksmuseum te Amsterdam, vol. 1, Teekeningen van Rembrandt en zijn School. The Hague, 1942, pp. 4–5, no. 11 [as attributed by Valentiner to Victors but which recalls Horst]

Richardson, E.P., ed. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 140, no. 182. [as by Johannes Victors]

Sumowski, Werner. "Nachträge zum Rembrandtjahr 1956." Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 7, no. 2 (1957/58): 223–278, pp. 231, 259, fig. 3. [as by Johannes Victors]

Paintings in The Detroit Institute of Arts: A Check List of the Paintings Acquired Before June, 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 112. [as by Johannes Victors]

Benesch, Otto and Eva Benesch. The Drawings of Rembrandt, vol. 1. London, 1973, p. 34; vol. 2, p. 119.

Zafran, Eric. "Jan Victors and the Bible." The Israel Museum News 12 (1977): p. 119, note 7. [as by Johannes Victors]

Sumowski, Werner. Drawings of the Rembrandt School. New York, 1979, vol. 1, p. 410. [rejects his former attribution to Victors.]

Sumowski, Werner. Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, vol. 4. Landau and Pfalz, 1983, p. 2945, no. 1923; p. 2990 (ill.). [as anonymous Rembrandt school of the 1640s]

Miller, Debra. Jan Victors: 1619–1676. Ph.D. diss., University of Delaware, 1985, pp. 345–346, no. R27. [as not by Johannes Victors, as characteristic of Willem Drost]

Sutton, Peter C. A Guide to Dutch Art in America. Grand Rapids, 1986, p. 83. [as by Jan Victors]

Montias, John Michael. Art at Auction in 17th Century Amsterdam. Amsterdam, 2002, p. 294, note 599.

Keyes, George S. et al. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 184–185, fig. 75 (ill.). [as by Follower of Rembrandt]

Scallen, Catherine B. Rembrandt, Reputation, and the Practice of Connoisseurship. Amsterdam, 2004, p. 203, fig. 51; p. 362, notes 76, 77 (ill.). [as by Jan Victors]

Keyes, George S, Tom Rassieur and Dennis P. Weller. Rembrandt In America: Collecting and Connoisseurship. New York, 2011, pp. 63, 144, pl. 39; pp. 147–148, 195, cat. 41 (ill.).