The Defeat of the Antemnaeans, 1573

  • Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet: 5 3/8 × 7 inches (13.7 × 17.8 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S495.10

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mythology
  • Soldiers
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching
  • Armed conflict
  • Rome

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Three stamps, in brown, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt 1609, 2922 and variation of 234)

Inscribed, in plate, below image: ANTEMNATES, QVI ARMA SVMSERANT, PROELIGATI, EORVMQ CIVITAS DEBELLATA Inscribed, lower right margin: 16

Provenance

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)

Rights Status

Giovanni Battista Fontana, The Defeat of the Antemnaeans, 1573, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S495.10.