Artist Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587
Title
  • The Sabine Women Negociate a Peace
  • The Story of Romulus and Remus (series title)
Date 1573
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 5 1/4 × 6 3/4 inches (13.3 × 17.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S495.13
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in plate, lower left of image: Battista Fonta | na. 1573.
Marks Stamp, in black, verso: W. H. F. K. Graf von Lepell (Lugt 1672)
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: SABINAE MVLIERES BELLO SOPITO PACEM INTER ROMANOS AFFINES CONCILIANT
W. H. F. K. Graf von Lepell;
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)