Hendrick Goltzius: Fame and History (1586)

Hendrick Goltzius: Faam en Historie (1586)

This engraving is the final page of a serie of Roman heroes. The personification of History is reading a history book while Pheme (the personification of fame and renown) is blowing the trumpet of praise while holding back her trumpet with which she can spread false rumours. Engraving from 1586.