Titian (1490-1576)

No. 914

Tarquinius and Lucretia, circa 1571
Painting depicts the moment before the rape of Lucretia after Tarquin’s threat to kill her.

Cigoli (1559-1613)


The Stoning of St Stephen, 1597

Jan Sadeler I after Dirck Barendsz


From series The Four Last Things
Hell. A demon carrying three people on his back at centre, and leading them towards a female figure with sagging breasts and a skull, other people being dragged towards flaming fire at left. 1575-1600

Cornelis van Haarlem (1562-1638)


Two Followers of Cadmus Devoured by a Dragon, 1588

Matthias Gerung (1500-1570)


The Apocalypse and the Fall of the Whore of Babylon, 2nd half of 16th century

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1530-1569)


Dulle Griet or Mad Meg, 1561
Origin in Flemish folklore of a woman who leads an army of women to pillage hell. Griet was a disparaging term describing an unpleasant, shrewish woman.


Detail of the Mouth of Hell


Dulle Griet

Jacopo Ligozzi (1547-1627)


The Martyrdom of the Four Crowned Saints, end of 16th century