Die Aussöhnung der Römer und Sabiner

Die Aussöhnung der Römer und Sabiner

Dating
um 1625
More about this artwork
Classical writers such as Ovid and Plutarch told of the Romans’ lack of women during the period immediately following the founding of the city. As a result, they abducted the daughters of the Sabines, their neighbouring allies, during a feast. It was only some time later that the Sabines tried to recapture the young women. By that time, however, many were pregnant or already had children and put themselves between the two adversaries to protect their offspring.
The painting was largely executed by the artist’s workshop; only the prominent group with the three women was reworked by Rubens himself.

Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
350
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
252 x 337,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Die Aussöhnung der Römer und Sabiner, um 1625, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wq4jX0qLWo (Last updated on 30.12.2021)

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