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The Suicide of Lucretia
Boucicaut Master or workshop (French, active about 1390 - 1430)
Paris, France (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Ms. 63 (96.MR.17), fol. 68
Leaf: 42 × 29.6 cm (16 9/16 × 11 5/8 in.)
The Roman noblewoman Lucretia plunges a knife into her breast as her husband, her father, and a man named Junius Brutus look on in horror. The tragedy of Lucretia began when Sextus, the son of the tyrannical