The Rape of the Sabines was a theme suffused with a wartime preoccupation with birth and death which occupied Richards in 1947-8.

Matisse was a primary source of inspiration for the Sabines series and Richards refers specifically to La Danse for the composition, forms and use of colour.


Marlborough Fine Art.

Pallant House Gallery

8-9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ
01243 774557

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Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Thu, 10am – 8pm Sun and Bank Holidays, 11am – 5pm Closed Mon except Bank Holidays

Exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery

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