CIRCLE OF GIULIO ROMANO
(italian c. 1499–1546)
RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN
Inscribed 'Guili da Romano' bottom right, pen and brown ink with blue wash, heightened with white on blue paper
Sheet size: 14 3/8 x 19 1/2 in. (36.4 x 49.6cm)
Private Collection, North Carolina.
There is a Flemish tapestry of the same subject based on a cartoon by Giulio Romano. Although different in composition, it shares a central motif of a man standing in a shell.