Rape of the Sabine Women (Rape of the Sabines)

Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), American, 1904 - 1991


about 1930

Oil on canvas

Overall: 66 1/4 × 65 9/16 in. (168.3 × 166.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of President Ernest Martin Hopkins, Class of 1901

TM & © DSE



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left: Dr. Seuss

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 20, Broken Bodies: Icons of Sexual Violence, Risa Needleman, Class of 2004, Curatorial Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 25-July 18, 2004.

Alumni Hall(during Class of 1925, 50th Reunion), Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1975.

The Dartmouth Club, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, about 1930-date unknown.

Publication History

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Volume 88, Number 8, May 1996, ill. p. 96

Alice Gomstyn, "What's Under the Hood? A peek at some of the rarest and most offbeat items housed in the College's Hood Museum of Art," Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Volume 96, Number 4, March-April 2004, pp. 30-31, ill. pp. 31.

Charles D. Cohen, The Seuss, The Whole Seuss, and Nothing but the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel, New York City: Random House, 2004, pp. 99-103, ill. p. 100.

Caroline M. Smith, "Dr. Seuss's Secrets of the Deep: The Lost, Forgotten, and Hidden Works of Theodor Seuss Geisel," Chicago: Chase Art Companies, 2010. pp 138, 150-151, ill. pp. 138,150-151.

Timothy Cahill, "Dr. Seuss and the Sabine Woman," Art Conservator, Williamstown Art Conservation Center, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Volume 11, Number 2, Winter 2016, pp. 4-7.


Artist commissioned by Al Snite, Class of 1932, for the Dartmouth Club of New York; given to President Ernest Martin Hopkins, 1963; catalogued by present collection, 1963.

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