Collection of Prints and Drawings
Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
Production People
Stefano della Bella (Print made by)artist bio
Bella, Stefano della
b Florence, 17 May 1610; d Florence, July 1664
Title / Description
Three Goats Climbing a Vine in the Shape of a Backwards S, from the series of Ornamenti o Grottesche
 
Date
c. 1650-56
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
173 x 64 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right: 'SDB'
State
only state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar,
Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971, no. 1006 (second
state of two)
Stefano della Bella: Ein Meister der Barockradierung,
ed. Schäfer, Dorit and Vollmer, Angela, exhibition
catalogue, Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle 2005, no.
54d
 
Comment
For the series, see inv. no. 25051. The goats might have been inspired by the Grotta di Madama in the Boboli Gardens.
 
Inventory Number
25054
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
Citation Line
Bella, Stefano della (Print made by), Inv. No. 25054, in Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » http://www.printsanddrawings.hu/ (accessed 24th of October, 2021) «