The Rape of a Sabine

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.094.3; Meyer I, 30


Sheet: 45.2 x 19.9 cm (17 13/16 x 7 13/16 in.)(trimmed into the image)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks, in tan, medium brown, and dark brown

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, lower left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); verso, lower center, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Giuseppe (Joseph) Storck, Milan (1766-1836)(Lugt 2319), 1798; verso, upper left-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (not in Lugt)


Giuseppe (Joseph) Storck, Milan (1766-1836)(Lugt 2319), 1798; Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen