Artist Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587
Title
  • Romulus Hangs Acron's Armor on the Sacred Oak at the Capitol
  • The Story of Romulus and Remus (series title)
Date 1573
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 5 3/8 × 7 inches (13.7 × 17.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S495.9
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Three stamps, in brown, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt 1609, 2922 and variation of 234)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, above image: VICTOR ROMAN REDIENS ACRONIS SPOLLA IN CAPITOLO IOVI FERETRIO
Inscribed, below image: A SACRA QVERCV SVSPENDIT ROMVLVS
Inscribed, lower right margin: 15
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)