A Groom Feeding a Handful of Hay to a Horse

about 1662
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0283, only state

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.7 x 12.1 cm (3 7/16 x 4 3/4 in.) Platemark: 8.2 x 11.5 cm (3 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

58.776

Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished etched tone (lavis)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A fine early impression with the effect of wash achieved by bitten tone (lavis)

Markings

Verso, lower right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd., London; from whom purchased September 18, 1958

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund