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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

Ciartres (Published by)artist bio
il Ciartres [François Langlois]
b 1588; d 1647
Title / Description
Frontispiece to the series of Paysages et ruines de Rome
 
Date
c. 1646
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
129 x 131 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower left: 'Stef. Della Bella inuent fecit' and inscribed with publisher's address lower right: 'F. L. D. Ciartres ex. cum Priuil. Regis Christ.'
State
first state of six
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 819 (first state of six) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971

Caen 1998, no. 17-1 info
Stefano della Bella 1610-1664, ed. Joubert, Caroline, exhibition catalogue, Caen, Musée des Beaux-Arts 1998
 
Comment
This series contains some topographically accurate views based on drawings made on the spot, during the artist's stay in Rome between 1633 and 1636. The drawings used to be included in two sketchbooks, preserved now in the Uffizi.
 
Inventory Number
19965
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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