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Production People
Giovanni Battista Fontana (Print made by)artist bio
Fontana, Giovanni Battista
b Ala, nr Verona, 1524; d Innsbruck, 25 Sept 1587
Title / Description
Romulus, Fighting the Sabines, Asks Jupiter for Help, plate 21 from a series of 27 prints representing the story of Romulus and Remus
 
Date
1573
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
139 x 173 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Signed and dated lower left: 'Battista fontana/Inuentor 1575', inscribed in the upper margin: 'ROMVLVS PRO REGVPERANDO CAPITOLIO CVM SABINIS PVGNANS NOSTIO HOSTILIO', in the lower margin: 'INTEREMTO FVGIENTES SVOS ERECTO SOVTO OPEM IMPLORANS IN HOSTEM VERTIT' and numbered: '2[1]'
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVI.231.44 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Dillon in Verona 1980, no. XI. 62 info
Gianvittorio Dillon, La grafica: Stampe e libri a Verona negli anni di Palladio, in Palladio e Verona, ed. Paola Marini, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona 1980, pp. 257-89
 
Comment
See under inv. no. 6998.
 
Inventory Number
6995
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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