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The Rape of the Sabines

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 159 (second plate)(copy in reverse); Meyer 170 (2)(copy in reverse, cited by Meyer)

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.5 x 47 cm (6 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)(trimmed on the platemark at the right, within the platemark at the top and bottom, and trimmed irregularly well within the image at the left)

Accession Number

B238

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Engraved in the plate, at the bottom, “POLYDORO CARAVAGIEN CELEBERR PICTORE DELINEATVM”

Inscription

Engraved in the plate at the bottom, "POLYDORO CARAVAGIEN CELEBERR PICTORE DELINEATVM"

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