16th-17th Century Baroque
Simon Floquet (1615-after 1635), Rape of the Sabines, Oil on Copper backed with Panel,Framed. Signed & Dated 1634
Scene of the Roman mythological story of the Rape of the Sabines during the Consulia (games in honour of Consus). The armour-clad Roman soldiers take struggling young women in front of a round temple with a triangular pediment and a temple entrance with festoons. Top right a young man with a helmet, sword and shield, and two other men trying to save their wives. The men were allowed to escape.
Hampel Auction 04/12/2009
h x w x d
76 x 92cm