Signo dato Juventus Romana ad rapiendas Sabinorum Virgines discurrit. Tit. Liv. lib IJuxta Exemplar in Aedibus Proenobilis Jacobi Comitis de Derby apud Knowsley Agro Lanc.
Etching, mint, platemark 420 x 520mm (16½ x 20½"). Uncut sheet, folded as issued.
The rape of the Sabine women, in which the firs generation of Roman men took women from the neighbouring Sabine families as wives. The episode was recounted by Livy, as stated in the text. From a series of twenty plates engraved by Hamlet Winstanley (1698 - 1756) after old master paintings at Knowsley Hall, in the collection of the 19th Earl of Derby.
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