Artist Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587
Title
  • Romulus Founds the City and Names It Rome
  • The Story of Romulus and Remus
Date 1573
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 5 1/4 × 7 inches (13.3 × 17.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S495.5
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in black, verso: Baron H. A. von Derschau (Lugt 2510)
One stamp in black, two stamps in brown, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt 1606, 2922 and variation of 234)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image: [S]VBLATO FRATRE ROMVLVS INITIA VRBIS LOCATEAMQ ASVE NOMINE APPELLAT ROMAM
Inscribed, lower right margin: 9
Baron Hans Albrecht von Derschau (Nuremberg, Germany);
November 1890, Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen (Berlin, Germany).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)