The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

Master record for Schaaf no. 3156

81. Rape of the Sabines, Florence, (1st View) 2nd series

Attributed to: Calvert Richard Jones

Created: Between 1 Feb 1846 and 31 May 1846

Location: Florence

Keywords: Italy Sculpture

There are blurred traces of figures in the composition, most notably, the transparent figure of the man asleep at the base of the sculpture's plinth. He stayed still long enough for his form to register during the long photographic exposure, but not long enough to be rendered completely solid.