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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
Plan of the Siege of La Rochelle
 
Date
1641
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
377 x 514 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'Stef. Della Bella delineauit et fecit'
State
only state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 879 (only state) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971

Karlsruhe 2005, no. 44 info
Stefano della Bella: Ein Meister der Barockradierung, ed. Schäfer, Dorit and Vollmer, Angela, exhibition catalogue, Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle 2005
 
Comment
The print was commissioned by Cardinal Richelieu and it served as a pendant to the Plan of the Siege of Arras; see De Vesme and Massar 1971, no, 880.
 
Inventory Number
25005
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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