Lucretia by Francesco Francia

In this painting, the half figure of the tragic heroine Lucretia stabs herself in the chest as her eyes gaze upward.


Oil on wood
53.3 x 43.8 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

Lucretia is placed against a landscape background. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.


Lord Northbrook; F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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