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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
The Pyramid of Caius Cestius, plate 11 from the series of Paysages et ruines de Rome
 
Date
c. 1646
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
135 x 135 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 exc. cum Priuil Regis Christ.'
State
first state of six
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 829 (first state of six) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971

Caen 1998, no. 17-5 info
Stefano della Bella 1610-1664, ed. Joubert, Caroline, exhibition catalogue, Caen, Musée des Beaux-Arts 1998
 
Comment
For the series, see inv. no. 19965.
 
Inventory Number
19974
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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