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A KPM porcelain plaque of the rape of the sabines
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A KPM porcelain plaque of the rape of the sabines

BERLIN, CIRCA 1880, AFTER THE PAINTING BY RUBENS

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A KPM porcelain plaque of the rape of the sabines
Berlin, Circa 1880, After the painting by Rubens
The reverse impreseed with the KPM sign and inscribed WALF-FRITZ ARTIST, KUNSTHANDLUNG BAD KISSINGEN in a cartouche; in a later gilt-composition frame
The porcelain plaque: 13 in. (33 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide
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Lot Essay

For a note on KPM, please see lot 277.

The composition is based on Peter Paul Rubens's Rape of the Sabine Women painted circa 1640.

Plutarch ('Lives' II, 14 and 19) relates that the Sabine tribe were invited to games in Rome. At a given signal from their king Romulus, the Romans carried off the women.
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