Description of the artwork «Tarquinius and Lucretia»
The painting belongs to the Russian businessman Vladimir Logvinenko, but is stored and exhibited in the Hermitage.
One of its first owners is Arnold Lunden - a wealthy Antwerp merchant and art collector, friend and distant relative of Rubens. In 1769 the painting was acquired by the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm and was in Potsdam at the Palace of Sanssouci.The picture was taken from the Berlin castle Goebbels during the Soviet offensive in 1945. It brought home to the Soviet Union Lieutenant Colonel of the Soviet army Dorofeev. Decades later, in 1999 his family sold it to an anonymous collector. In 2003, the owner of the painting was Vladimir Logvinenko.