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Battle between the Romans and the Sabines, traditionally called the rape of the Sabines; a composition with numerous nudes seen on two levels; the incomplete state. 1527
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Height: 356 millimetres
Width: 502 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Eugene Carroll, 'Rosso Fiorentino', NG Washington 1987, cat.47. The plate was a collaboration between Rosso and Caraglio, and was left unfinished at the Sack of Rome. Only much later was it completed by a second, bad, hand (for which see 1873,0510.222). The composition has traditionally, but wrongly, been given to Bandinelli, although Vasari's account of it correctly gives Rosso's name. Carroll argues that the subject is not the Rape of the Sabines, but rather the Sabine women halting the battle between their men-folk
This is one of three known impressions before the plate was completed. There is a unique earlier first state in Paris; in this second state (of which the other known impression is in the Albertina) some of the figures at the top right are further developed.
For a drawn copy (attributed to Lambert Lombard) see also 1895,0915.556.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016 24 Feb - 5 Jun, Frankfurt, Stadel Museum, 'Maniera: Mannerism in Medici Florence'
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