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Production People
Stefano della Bella (Print made by)artist bio
Bella, Stefano della
b Florence, 17 May 1610; d Florence, July 1664
Title / Description
A Mounted Polish Cavalier Holding a Mace, from the series of Cavaliers negres, polonais et hongrois
 
Date
c. 1651
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
183 x 190 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'S. D. Bella inu. & fec.' and inscribed lower right: 'Cum Priuil Regis'
State
second state of two
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 275 (second state of two) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971

Caen 1998, no. 36-2 info
Stefano della Bella 1610-1664, ed. Joubert, Caroline, exhibition catalogue, Caen, Musée des Beaux-Arts 1998
 
Comment
For the series, see inv. no. 19688. The same horseman appears on a drawing of Della Bella in British Museum, London, inv. no. 1895,0617.388, representing the entry of the Polish embassy into Paris in 25 September 1645.
 
Inventory Number
19693
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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