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Rape of the Sabine Women: P.1625-1991

Object information

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Rape of the Sabine Women


Printmaker: Unknown
Printmaker: Alberti, Cherubino (After)
Designer: Polidoro da Caravaggio (Polidoro Caldara) (After)



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Circa 1575 - 1650


Reverse copy.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 154 mm Width 221 mm
Sheet Height 156 mm Width 222 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'C' superimposed over an 'A'
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Romulidae Spreti ludi connubia quaerunt / Dum cadit in quasuis rapta Sabina manus
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Cum privilegio. Sumi Pontificis
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1625-1991
Primary reference Number: 83016
Bartsch: 112
Illustrated Bartsch: 112
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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