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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
Frontispiece to Commentarius in Hippocratis Coi libellum de alimento [...] authore Stephano Roderico Castrensi
 
Date
c. 1635-39
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
89 x 130 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Titled: 'DABIS IMPROBE POENAS'
State
second state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (without stamp)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 909 (only state) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971
 
Comment
This print was made for the book of the Portuguese physician Stefano Rodriguez de Castro published in Florence between 1635 and 1639. The figure of the satyr alludes to an adversary of the author, Fortunato Liceto, who is caught by Mercury signifying the author himself.
 
Inventory Number
25007
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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