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The Rape of a Sabine Woman, Frontal View

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

c. 1598

Artist:

Jan Harmensz Muller (Dutch, 1571-1628)
after Adriaen de Vries (Dutch, c. 1545-1626)

About this artwork

Jan Harmensz Müller produced a series of masterful engravings from three different vantage points after wax models for Adriaen de Vries’s sculpture Rape of a Sabine. Although De Vries cast his sculpture around 1620, long after Müller produced his prints, he replicated the style of antique bronzes. Müller’s series highlights both his engraving skill and his ability to mimic sculpture in the round. The ancient story, in which Roman soldiers requisitioned brides en masse, is particularly apt for this purpose, for the images showcase the twists and turns of conflicting male and female bodies.

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Artist

Jan Harmensz. Muller

Title

The Rape of a Sabine Woman, Frontal View

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1593–1603

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

420 × 280 mm (sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2355

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