This is the kind of designs that made Della Bella famous. The elegance and vibrancy of the design is unsurpassed.
Empty cartouche formed of reeds, surmounted by a duck and flanked by a duck on either side, with two ducks below in the water and a dog's head at far right and at far left. 1647
Etching numbered in the bottom right corner.
Lettered bottom left "S. Della Bella fecit cum Privil Regis"
De Vesme/Massar 1971 / Stefano della Bella (1017)
Fuhring 2004 / Ornament Prints in the Rijksmuseum - the Seventeenth Century (701)
Berlin 1939 / Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin (569)
Guilmard 1880/1 / Les Maitres Ornemanistes: Écoles Française, Italienne, Allemande et des Pays-Bas (Flamande et Hollandaise) (315.27)
Print made by: Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)
Etcher, born Florence; patronised by the Medici, and spent much time in Rome from 1633-9. To Paris in train of the Florentine ambassador to France in 1639, where remained working for French publishers until the anti-Italian disturbances of the Fronde in 1650 took him back to Florence.
A very good impression trimmed on/just outside the plate border with usually tread margins all around.
No folds, tears or stains. On clean watermarked laid paper from the period.
- Stefano Della Bella (1610-1664)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Cartouche with ducks in the reed and dogs heads
- 1700 und früher
- Signiert in der Platte
- exzellenter Zustand
- 124×99×1 mm