An Old Polish Man

about 1646
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0391, probably ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 4.4 x 5.6 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)(trimmed on or within platemark)

Accession Number

1981.181

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

De Vesme/Massar describes two states of this print, in the second of which the plate has been reduced a few millimeters at the bottom. As this impression has been trimmed within the bottom platemark, it is impossible to be certain of the state, but it seems likely that it is a second-state impression.

Markings

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

Provenance

John Evelyn (1620-1706)(no mark)(representation of Jan Johnson); Jan Johnson Old Master and Modern Prints, Inc., Montreal; from whom purchased June 10, 1981

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard