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Head of a Woman

about 1647
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0342, only state (but see note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 9.9 x 8.1 cm (3 7/8 x 3 3/16 in.)(trimmed within platemark)

Accession Number

P14360.26

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Although De Vesme/Massar describes only one state, this appears to be a state before hatching was added in the left background (cf. P14360.27).

Markings

Verso, left center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); 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)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund