The Rape of the Sabines (after the signal)
This painting is part of the group: Two Cassone Panels with the Rape of the Sabines

The setting of this painting and 'The Rape of the Sabines (before the signal)' is the same. According to Plutarch's 'Lives', the rape of the Sabine women began when Romulus stood up. He is shown here standing in the centre.

The pictures may come from a cassone.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1442 - after 1518
Full title
The Rape of the Sabines (after the signal)
Group
Date made
about 1490
Medium and support
Tempera on spruce
Dimensions
45.4 x 49.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1886
Inventory number
NG1212
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Cassone Panels with the Rape of the Sabines