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Romulus Hangs Acron's Armor on the Sacred Oak at the Capitol, 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

09.1S495.9

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

Inscribed, in plate, above image: VICTOR ROMAN REDIENS ACRONIS SPOLLA IN CAPITOLO IOVI FERETRIO Inscribed, below image: A SACRA QVERCV SVSPENDIT ROMVLVS Inscribed, lower right margin: 15

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 Hangs Acron's Armor on the Sacred Oak at the Capitol, 1573, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S495.9.