Rembrandt van Rijn, 1664 - Lucretia - fine art print

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The more than 350 years old piece of art was created by the male Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn. The over 350 year old original had the following size - 120 x 101 cm (47 1/4 x 39 3/4 in) and was painted with oil on canvas. The work of art can be viewed in in the digital art collection of National Gallery of Art. With courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington (license - public domain).: . Furthermore, alignment is in portrait format and has a ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. Rembrandt van Rijn was a painter of Dutch nationality, whose art style was mainly Baroque. The Dutch painter lived for 63 years, born in 1606 in Leiden and deceased in the year 1669.

Supplemental information from the museum's website (© Copyright - National Gallery of Art - National Gallery of Art)

After learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting in his native Leiden, Rembrandt van Rijn went to Amsterdam in 1624 to study for six months with Pieter Lastman (1583–1633), a famous history painter. Upon completion of his training Rembrandt returned to Leiden. Around 1632 he moved to Amsterdam, quickly establishing himself as the town’s leading artist. He received many commissions for portraits and history paintings, and attracted a number of students who came to learn his method of painting.

The tragic story of Lucretia, recounted by Livy, took place in Rome in the sixth century BC during the reign of the tyrannical ruler Tarquinius Superbus. Rembrandt portrays Lucretia in utter anguish, right before her act of suicide. The tension surrounding that awful moment poignantly captures the moral dilemma of a woman forced to choose between life and honor.

Lucretia's husband, Collatinus, had boasted to his fellow soldiers that her loyalty and virtue were greater than that of their wives. Taking him up on the challenge, the men immediately rode to Rome where they discovered Lucretia and her handmaidens spinning wool. Lucretia's very virtue enflamed the desire of Sextus Tarquinius, son of the tyrant, who secretly returned to the house a few days later. Lucretia received him as an honored guest, but he later betrayed that hospitality by entering her chamber and threatening to kill her if she did not yield to him. The next day Lucretia summoned her father and husband, disclosed what had happened, and told them that, even though they deemed her an innocent victim, she was determined to end her life in order to reclaim her honor. Lucretia then drew a knife from her robe, drove it into her heart, and died. Overwhelmed by grief and anger, Lucretia’s father, her husband, and two accompanying friends swore to avenge her death. Lucretia's rape and death triggered a revolt that led to the overthrow of monarchical tyranny and the creation of the Roman Republic.

Structured artwork data

Work of art title: "Lucretia"
Classification of the artpiece: painting
Broad category: classic art
Century: 17th century
Year of creation: 1664
Artwork age: around 350 years old
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Original artwork dimensions: 120 x 101 cm (47 1/4 x 39 3/4 in)
Museum: National Gallery of Art
Place of museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Available at: National Gallery of Art
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Brief overview of the artist

Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
Gender: male
Nationality: Dutch
Jobs: painter
Home country: the Netherlands
Classification: old master
Styles: Baroque
Died aged: 63 years
Year born: 1606
Born in (place): Leiden
Year of death: 1669
Place of death: Amsterdam

Selectable materials

In the dropdown selection right next to the product offering you can choose your favorite size and material. The following sizes and materials are the options we offer you for individualization:

  • Aluminium dibond print: Aluminium Dibond prints are metal prints with a true depth effect - for a modern look and non-reflective surface structure. For our Aluminium Dibond print, we print the favorite artpiece onto the surface of the white-primed aluminum. The direct print on Aluminum Dibond is one of the most demanded entry-level products and is a modern way to display fine art reproductions, because it puts 100% of the viewer’s focus on the replica of the artwork.
  • Canvas: The printed canvas, not to be mistaken with an artwork painted on a canvas, is a digital copy printed onto cotton canvas. Canvas Prints have the advantage of being relatively low in weight, meaning that it is easy and straightforward to hang up your Canvas print without the help of extra wall-mounts. Because of thata canvas print is suited for any type of wall.
  • Poster (canvas material): The poster print is a UV printed cotton canvas paper with a nice finish on the surface, that reminds the actual artwork. It is optimally suited for framing your art replica in a special frame. Please note, that depending on the size of the poster print we add a white margin 2-6cm round about the print, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.
  • Printed acrylic glass: An print on acrylic glass, often labelled as a an art print on plexiglass, will change your favorite original work of art into beautiful wall décor. The work of art is custom-made with state-of-the-art UV print machines. This makes vivid and impressive colors.

Item details

Article type: art copy
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production method: UV direct printing (digital print)
Product Origin: German-made
Stock type: production on demand
Product use: wall decoration, wall gallery
Orientation of the artwork: portrait alignment
Image aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2
Meaning of aspect ratio: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Material options: canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Picture frame: no frame

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