Titian (1490-1576)

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

Cigoli (1559-1613)

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The Stoning of St Stephen, 1597

Jan Sadeler I after Dirck Barendsz

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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)

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Two Followers of Cadmus Devoured by a Dragon, 1588

Matthias Gerung (1500-1570)

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

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1530-1569)

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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.

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Detail of the Mouth of Hell

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Dulle Griet

Jacopo Ligozzi (1547-1627)

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