The Rape of a Sabine

1584
Andrea Andreani (Italian, 1558/59–1629), After Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) (Flemish (worked in Italy), 1529–1608)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.093.2; Meyer I, 29, i/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 46 x 21.7 cm (18 1/8 x 8 9/16 in.) Image: 45.3 x 20.5 cm (17 13/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.458

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from five blocks, in five shades of orange-brown and brown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, lower left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); his sale, Paris, Danlos, Delisle, and Pawlowski, April 16-May 12, 1877, lot 2126, on May 3, with lots 2125, 2127, and 2128; W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen