5 July 2005
Joseph Goupy (Nevers 1693-1782 London)
The Rape of the Sabines; and A classical hero ordering a sacrifice to Jupiter on the steps of the Temple of Minerva
bodycolour heightened with gum arabic on vellum laid over copper
7½ x 13¼ in. (191 x 337 mm.)(a pair) (2)
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The first composition is derived from Poussin's Rape of the Sabines now in the Louvre (A. Blunt, The Paintings of Nicolas Poussin, London, 1966, no. 179, pl. 84).
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