Artist Giovanni Battista Fontana, Italian, 1524-1587
  • Romulus Offers a Sacrifice to Hercules
  • The Story of Romulus and Remus (series title)
Date 1573
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 5 1/2 × 7 inches (14 × 17.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S495.6
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Three stamps, in brown, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt 1609, 2922 and variation of 234)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image: EDVCTAVRBE HERCVLI, RITVAB EVANDRO ACCEPTO LITAT ROMVLVS
Inscribed, lower right margin: 1O
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)