A Cannon and its Crew

1641
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0259, probably iv/iv (see note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 9.3 x 14.5 cm (3 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.) Platemark: 9.1 x 14.1 cm (3 9/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1180.3

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The state of this impression cannot be determined from De Vesme/Massar’s description. However, since it is on the same kind of wove paper as 97.1180.4 (De Vesme/Massar 260), which is a fourth state, this is almost certainly a fourth state as well. The number “2” (which appears in all states), in the lower right corner of the margin, has been partially effaced.

Markings

Verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(cf. Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund