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The Sabine Women Negociate a Peace, 1573

  • Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet: 5 1/4 × 6 3/4 inches (13.3 × 17.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S495.13

Signed and dated, in plate, lower left of image: Battista Fonta | na. 1573.

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)

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)

Giovanni Battista Fontana, The Sabine Women Negociate a Peace, 1573, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S495.13.