Artist Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587
Title
  • Romulus Subjugates the Fidenaeans
  • 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 09.1S495.14
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, lower left of image: Batt; fonta: | inventor
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 above image: [FID]ENATES OB INCREMENTA ROMAE INVIDIA MOTI ARMIS SVMPTS
Inscribed, below image: NOVO ROMVLI IMPERIO SVBIGANTVR
Inscribed, lower right margin: 25
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)