Portrait of Francesco de Medici, Prince of Tuscany

1634
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0036, only state

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.4 x 15.3 cm (8 13/16 x 6 in.) Platemark: 17.3 x 12.1 cm (6 13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.115

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This portrait was probably made for insertion in the sitter’s funerary book, Esequie del Serenissimo Principe Francesco celebrate in Fiorenza…il de 30 d’agosto 1634, descritte da Andrea Cavalcanti (Florence: Landini, 1634)

Markings

Verso, upper left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282). PDP Watermark Type: Illegible figure with a circle

Provenance

Artemis Fine Arts, Ltd., London; from whom purchased February 24, 1988

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis