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The Romans with their Sabine Wives 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:
After a print by Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, Leeuwarden 1527–1606 (?) Antwerp (?)) (palace and garden only)
Date:
1570–85
Culture:
Flemish, Brussels or Antwerp
Medium:
Wool, silk (19-21 warps per inch, 7-8 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 81 x W. 244 inches (205.7 x 619.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.56.1
Not on view
Marking: (weaver's mark in lower right guard, probably for Joost van Herzeele)
IVH, upside down
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 collection, New York ; James Henry Smith (until 1910; Smith sale, American Art Association, January 18–22 , 1910, nos. 390, 391); Harry Payne Whitney (until 1942; his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 29, 1942, nos. 151-152; sold to MMA)
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