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Five Studies of Heads

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


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0424, only state (but see note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 5 x 12.3 cm (1 15/16 x 4 13/16 in.) Platemark: 4.6 x 11.9 cm (1 13/16 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P14365.42

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Although De Vesme/Massar describes only one state, this impression is of a later state, with the number “38” in the lower right corner. See notes in De Vesme/Massar, pp. 97-98.

Markings

Verso, left center, 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