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Woodcut - The Rape of the Sabines

The Rape of the Sabines

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giambologna (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    chiaroscuro woodcut

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh F. S. A.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 118

Physical description

Chiaroscuro woodcut showing the Rape of the Sabine Women

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


18th century (made)


Giambologna (artist)

Materials and Techniques

chiaroscuro woodcut


Height: 16.1875 in, Width: 7.5625 in

Descriptive line

Unknown, after Giambologna. 'The Rape of the Sabines'. Chiaroscuro woodcut. Italian, 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1936, London: Board of Education, 1937.


Printing ink


Chiaroscuro; Woodcut


Myths & Legends; Prints; Printmaking techniques; Woodcuts


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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