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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
An Eagle Walking Towards the Right, plate 1 from the series of Frises, feuillages et grotesques
 
Date
c. 1638-43
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
60 x 123 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Titled, inscribed and signed in the margin: 'Frises, feuillages, et grotesques; faictes par Stef. Della Bella / Cum privil. regis.' and numbered 1
State
fourth state of four
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
De Vesme and Massar 1971, no. 979 (fourth state of
four) info
Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar, Stefano della Bella, New York, 1971
 
Comment
The sketchy style and the motifs might have been inspired by the ornament series of Agostino Mitelli published in Paris in 1642 by Francois Langlois and then by Pierre Mariette.
 
Inventory Number
25028
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Mounted I
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