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The Rape of the Sabines

late 16th century
Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), Copied after Cherubino Alberti (Italian, 1553–1615), After Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, about 1497–about 1543)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 159 (first plate)(copy in reverse); Meyer 170 (1)(copy in reverse, cited by Meyer)

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.8 x 45.4 cm (6 5/8 x 17 7/8 in.)(trimmed on or slightly within the platemark)

Accession Number

B237

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, left center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, left center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock