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The Sabine Women Stopping the Battle between the Romans and the Sabines from the Story of the Romans and the Sabines

Designer:
Nicolas van Orley (active 1570–1585)
Maker:
Workshop of Joost van Herzeele (Flemish, active before 1580–89) , prob. (for Peretti family member, Montalto ?)
Artist:
Related to a print by Gerard de Jode (Netherlandish, 1509/17–1591) (several figures only)
Date:
1570–85
Culture:
Flemish, Brussels or Antwerp
Medium:
Wool, silk (19-21 warps per inch, 7-9 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 85 x W. 234 inches (215.9 x 594.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.56.2
Not on view
Inscription: At far right center on a shield, designer's monogram: N.v.O (for Nicolas van Orley, probably) On a banner above, to left of tree: SABINEN
Chavannes collection, France (from before 1874) ; Pierre Chavannes (in 1900) ; probably purchased by Stanford White , for William C. Whitney, 871 5th Ave ; William C. Whitney , New York ; James Henry Smith (until 1910; Smith sale, American Art Association, January 18-22 , 1910, nos. 3901, 391); Harry Payne Whitney (until 1942; his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, April 29, 1942, nos. 151-152; sold to MMA)
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