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The Rape of a Sabine Woman, Lateral 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 Muller produced a series of engravings from three different vantage points after Adriaen de Vries’s sculpture Rape of a Sabine, which, though also made in the 16th century, replicates the style of antique bronzes. Muller’s series highlights both his engraving skill and his ability to mimic sculpture in the round. The antique subject is particularly apt for this, purpose, for the story of Roman soldiers requisitioning brides in bulk is optimal for showing the twists and turns of conflicting male and female anatomy.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan Harmensz. Muller

Title

The Rape of a Sabine Woman, Lateral View

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1593–1603

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

395 × 280 mm (image/plate); 440 × 280mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2356

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