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Luca GIORDANO | Il ratto delle Sabine [The rape of the Sabine women]
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Luca GIORDANO
Italy 1634 – 1705
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Il ratto delle Sabine
[The rape of the Sabine women]
[The rape of the Sabine women [Ratto delle Sabine]] c.1672-74
oil on canvas
1966, vol.2, p.386; 1992, p.60, 288-289 no. A228D, Pl. XXXII
257.2 (h) x 314.6 (w) cm
frame 280 (h) x 337.5 (w) x 10 (d) cm
not signed, not dated
Purchased with the assistance of Philip Bacon AM 2000
NGA 2000.33
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Literature

Charles-Nicolas Cochin: Voyage d'Italie ..., Paris 1758 vol.II pp.180-1;

Abbé de Saint-Non, Journal au nottes sur un voiage fait en Italie, Paris 1759-61, quoted in P. Rosenberg, Panoptica italiano, Rome 1986 pp.222-3;

Baldinari, Descrizione delle architetture, pitture e sculture in Vicenza, Vicenza 1779 p.114;

G. M. Pilo, Pittura del seicento a Venezia, Venice 1959 p.97;

Michael Milkovich, Luca Giordano in America, Memphis 1964 p.40;

Oreste Ferrari and Giuseppe Scavizzi, Luca Giordano, Naples 1966, vol.2 p.386;

Brian Kennedy, 'A quintessential Baroque painting: Luca Giordano's The Rape of the Sabines, ' artonview no.22, Winter 2000, pp.9-12, illus.;

Oreste Ferrari and Giuseppe Scavizzi, Luca Giordano, L'opera completa, Naples: Electa 2000 cat.A228d, illus. pl.XXXII, pp.60, 288-9

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