(b. 1547, Verona, d. 1627, Firenze)

The Rape of the Sabine Women

Oil on canvas, 132 x 186 cm
Private collection

Ligozzi was clearly responsive to the artistic influences around him. Throughout his career, the artist reveals a debt to Paolo Veronese's art in his treatment of large-scale paintings, as can be seen in the present work. Moreover, in the figures there is also a clear reference to Giambologna's work of the same subject in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence.