The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3158

82. Rape of the Sabines, Florence, 2nd view

Object details

Created: Between 1 Feb 1846 and 31 May 1846

Image size: h 21.5cm x w 16.8cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: varnish applied to those parts of the negative that represent the main statuary figures and plinth, while the background and surrounding areas have been left unvarnished; paper tabs attached to edges.

Inscription: more than one looped pencil X recto; in ink, verso, 82. Rape of the Sabines. (2nd view.) Florence.

The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (00309)

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 1(205)

Collection: Talbot Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3158

82. Rape of the Sabines, Florence, 2nd View

Location: Florence

Keywords: Italy Sculpture

The three sculptures are photographed in the Loggia dei Lanzi, in Florence.

The main subject is "The Rape of the Sabine Woman" by Giambologna which occupies the largest part of the composition. Just behind and to the left is "Hercules and the Centaur Nessus", also by Giambologna. Just visible in the distance is a partial view of an ancient Roman portrait statue of Agrippina Minor.