Amulius Dedicates His Daughter to the Goddess Vesta, 1573

  • Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet: 5 1/4 × 7 inches (13.3 × 17.8 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S495.1

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)

Inscribed, in plate, above image: AMVLIVS EREPTO FRATRI NVMITORI ALBAE REGNO FILIAM EIVS Inscribed, below image: DEAE VESTAE INVITAM CONSECRAT

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)

Giovanni Battista Fontana, Amulius Dedicates His Daughter to the Goddess Vesta, 1573, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S495.1.