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The Rape of the Sabines
Oil on panel. 1496
Aspertini, Amico; Aspertini, Guido
The Rape of the Sabines
Oil on panel. 1496
Aspertini, Amico; Aspertini, Guido

These paintings (P524, P525) decorated two cassoni and were commissioned in 1496 in Bologna by Ludovico da Sala from Guido Aspertini for the betrothal of his daughter Angelica to Giovan Battista Bolognetti. It is generally agreed that Guido’s brother, Amico, participated in their execution, which would explain the quotations from classical statuary. Both scenes from classical Rome contained lesson

The Continence of Scipio
Oil on panel. 1496
Aspertini, Amico; Aspertini, Guido
The Continence of Scipio
Oil on panel. 1496
Aspertini, Amico; Aspertini, Guido

This painting and The Rape of the Sabines (P524) were part of the decoration of two cassoni commissioned in May 1496 in Bologna by Lodovico da Sala from the painter Guido Aspertini. These paintings were commissioned for the betrothal of his daughter Angelica to Giovan Battista Bolognetti held in August of that year. Certain elements of The Continence of Scipio also suggest that these panels are as

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