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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

Nicolas van Orley (active 1570–1585)
Workshop of Joost van Herzeele (Flemish, active before 1580–89) , prob. (for Peretti family member, Montalto ?)
Related to a print by Gerard de Jode (Netherlandish, 1509/17–1591) (several figures only)
Flemish, Brussels or Antwerp
Wool, silk (19-21 warps per inch, 7-9 per cm.)
H. 85 x W. 234 inches (215.9 x 594.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
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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