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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 Cartouche with a Sundial, from the series of Eight Emblems for the Funeral of Francesco de Medici
 
Date
before 1634
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
133 x 98 mm (platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed on the banner across centre: 'VMBRAE TRANSITVS TEMPVS'
State
only state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 971 (only state) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971
 
Comment
This series of eight plates was also published by Giovanni Battista Landini in the book Esequie del serenissimo principe Francesco in Florence in 1634. Those prints have printed text on the verso. It is difficult to decide which type is the earlier. For the similarity between these emblems and Bernini's funeral monuments; see Roberto Battaglia,'Un'opera del Bernini ritrovata: La memoria del. Merenda,' Le Arti 4 (1942), pp. 356-60.
 
Inventory Number
25020
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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