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Romulus and Remus Brought Up by the Shepherd Faustulus, 1573

  • Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

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

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S495.2

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mythology
  • Men
  • Brothers
  • Hunting
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)
  • Etching
  • Rome

Signed, in plate, lower right of image: Batt. Fon.

Stamp in black, verso: Baron H. A. von Derschau (Lugt 2510) One stamp in black, two in brown, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt 1606, 2922 and variation of 234)

Inscribed, in plate, above image: A FAVSTVLO PASTORE EDVCATI ROMVLVS ET REMVS LEONES ET FERAS Inscribed, below image: CAEDENDO AC LATRONES SPOLIANDO PRIMA TIIROCINIA FACIVNT Inscribed, lower right margin: 3

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, Romulus and Remus Brought Up by the Shepherd Faustulus, 1573, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S495.2.