Watercolour over etched outline; paper pasted onto Quadro cardboard, referencing vault ornamentation in room 27. One of 30 copies from the luxury colour publication. At the time of publishing, a single print was worth twenty times more than a black and white version. The etching outline and work combined can be considered an autograph piece.
To put it briefly, The Abduction of Hippodamia depicts circumstances of a guest invited to a solemn ceremony (in this instance, a wedding) becoming inebriated and wreaking havoc, which is exactly what transpired at the nuptials of Hippodamia (daughter of king Oenomaus) and Pirithous. It is common knowledge that one best not invite Centaurs to any ceremony, as their social and behaviour skills are poor.