The Rape of the Sabine Women
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Henryk Siemiradzki ( Pečenegi, Ukraine 1843 - Strzalkowo, Poland 1902 )
Siemiradzki was born to a Polish szlachta family of a military physician in the village of Novobelgorod (now Pechenegi) near Kharkov, Ukraine. He studied at Kharkov Gymnasium where he learned painting under a scion of Karl Briullov and D. I. Besperchy. He entered the Physics-Mathematics School of Kharkov University but continued his painting lessons from Besperchy.