Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias (TV Series, 2011).  The dialogue in this series was turgid, but the costumes were inspired!

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias (TV Series, 2011). The dialogue in this series was turgid, but the costumes were inspired!

Lucrezia Borgia (1480 –1519) was the illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Borgia ( later Pope Alexander VI) & his mistress. The Borgia's epitomized the Machiavellian politics & sexual corruption characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy, & thus Lucrezia's reputation has suffered as a result. But she was a political power-player & patron of the arts that deserves our respect, not contempt. It is often suggested that Lucrezia & her brother Cesare had an incestuous relationship, but this is…

Lucrezia Borgia (1480 –1519) was the illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Borgia ( later Pope Alexander VI) & his mistress. The Borgia's epitomized the Machiavellian politics & sexual corruption characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy, & thus Lucrezia's reputation has suffered as a result. But she was a political power-player & patron of the arts that deserves our respect, not contempt. It is often suggested that Lucrezia & her brother Cesare had an incestuous relationship, but this is…

Lucrezia Borgia (Holliday Grainger) 'The Borgias' 2011-. Costume designed by Gabriella Pescucci.

Lucrezia Borgia (Holliday Grainger) 'The Borgias' 2011-. Costume designed by Gabriella Pescucci.

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Bartolomeo Veneto , Ritratto di giovane donna in veste di Flora ; tavola 44x34 cm , 1512-1520 , Francoforte , Städelsches Kunstinstitut . Per alcuni studiosi , tra cui Maria Bellonci , è il ritratto di Lucrezia Borgia : infatti Bartolomeo Veneto lavorò presso la corte d'Este a Ferrara per la decorazione di alcune stanze di Lucrezia Borgia .

The Borgias

Bartolomeo Veneto , Ritratto di giovane donna in veste di Flora ; tavola 44x34 cm , 1512-1520 , Francoforte , Städelsches Kunstinstitut . Per alcuni studiosi , tra cui Maria Bellonci , è il ritratto di Lucrezia Borgia : infatti Bartolomeo Veneto lavorò presso la corte d'Este a Ferrara per la decorazione di alcune stanze di Lucrezia Borgia .

Lucrezia Borgia - Lucrezia was cast as a femme fatale, a role she has been portrayed as in many artworks, novels, and films. It is rumoured that she was in possession of a hollow ring that she used frequently to poison drinks.

Lucrezia Borgia - Lucrezia was cast as a femme fatale, a role she has been portrayed as in many artworks, novels, and films. It is rumoured that she was in possession of a hollow ring that she used frequently to poison drinks.

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