Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Romulus and Remus

Series/Portfolio:
From a series of six plates, etched by Hollar after drawings by Giulio Romano from the collection of Nicolas Lanier, designs for stucco medallions at the Palazzo Te in Mantua; see New Hollstein 1182-1187.
Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Giulio Romano (Italian, Rome 1499?–1546 Mantua)
Date:
1652
Medium:
Etching; only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 5/16 × 5 3/4 in. (10.9 × 14.6 cm), cut within image at sides
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-119
Not on view
Romulus and Remus suckling milk from a wolf, standing to right with its right hind leg on a rock. From a series of six plates, etched by Hollar after drawings by Giulio Romano from the collection of Nicolas Lanier, designs for stucco medallions at the Palazzo Te in Mantua.
Inscription: Lettered at lower right: 'Iulio Romano inu: / W. Hollar fecit 1652 / Ex Collectione S. Nicolai Lennieri'
Earls of Pembroke
Pennington 280 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1182 only state
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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